FAIL: Hamas Terror Rocket Hits Power Line, Knocks Out Electricity In Gaza


One of more than 100 rockets fired by terrorist groups in Gaza at southern Israel on Tuesday struck equipment that provides electricity to the southern Gaza Strip, knocking out power for thousands.

The damage to three power lines leading to Gaza was preventing the flow of electricity to the the areas south of Rafiach, a spokesperson for Israel’s Electric Company said Tuesday evening.

The electric company said the repairs were expected to take several days.

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz ordered the electric company to hold off repair work until the situation returned to calm with a halt to rocket fire, in order to “not endanger its workers.”

It is especially difficult for the families without electricity at this time, during the month of Ramadan, but Steinitz decided against placing workers in harm’s way to restore power while rockets continue pounding Israeli communities in southern Israel.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)