Israel Electric Company reports technicians who came to Bnei Brak to repair a transformer on Thursday were attacked by chareidim”, compelling them to leave the area, which now remains without electricity.
It appears residents feared the transformer was being replaced by a more powerful unit that would release dangerous emissions. IEC officials state the technicians were trying to repair the unit, not replace it, adding the electricity to the area will not be restored until the transformer is replaced. No timetable was mentioned. The technicians were uninjured.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)