GAZA, Monday, May 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli warplanes destroyed the main power lines supplying energy to the people of the Gaza Strip, leaving homes and service establishments without electricity.
The Electricity Distribution Company said in a press conference held Monday in the Shifa Medical Complex, west of Gaza City that a 'great destruction affected a wide sector of the components of the electricity distribution network as a result of the Israeli aggression, causing losses of millions of dollars. There are five main transmission lines that have been disrupted since the beginning of the aggression and carry an estimated capacity of 60 megawatts. The remaining lines are constantly disrupted and out of service due to targeting and destroying many places. "
It stressed that the amount of available electricity from various sources amounted to approximately 107 megawatts, and the demand for energy exceeded 400 megawatts.
The company warned against stopping the power station due to the closure of the Karam Abu Salem crossing in the southeast of the Strip and the failure to allow the entry of fuel shipments needed to operate it, explaining that it had purchased a quantity of fuel from the local market to prolong the operation period by two or three days in order to obtain electricity.
Medical sources reported that the total number of Palestinians killed during the Israeli aggression has reached 200, including 59 children and 35 women, and that the number of injuries has risen to more than 1,300, among whom dozens are in severely wounded.