JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israel Electric Corporation has begun repairing power lines that carry electricity from Israel to Gaza.
The work on the power grids began on Wednesday, the Israel Electric Corporation said in a statement. The work is being coordinated with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, or COGAT.
Electric corporation workers were guarded by Israeli soldiers in tanks and armored personnel carriers as they carried out the repairs.
Most of the power lines between Israel and Gaza were damaged by rocket fire from both sides.
While the power lines are being repaired on the Israeli side, there also are power lines in Gaza that were damaged and are not feeding electricity since the Palestinians have not repaired them, the Israel Electric Corporation said.