Photo Credit: Mishel Dahan / IEC /
An electric company worker risking his life to restore power to high voltage lines that lead into Gaza during the summer war of 2014.

While representatives of various Palestinian Arab factions “talk” with Israeli negotiators — albeit indirectly — about how to extend a 72-hour cease fire into something more permanent, Israel is already starting to rehabilitate Gaza.

Employees of the Israel Electric Company began repairing the power grid for Gaza residents on Tuesday night.


Workers from the Be’er Sheva district – the same people repeatedly forced to race for shelter from rocket fire launched from Gaza – were ordered to repair the grids damaged by those same rockets fired by Hamas terrorists in the first place.

IDF soldiers have been assigned to guard the IEC technicians working on the lines. IEC provides 120 megwatts of electricity to Gaza on 10 high voltage lines, nine of which were damaged by the rocket fire.

The IEC employees are working on the lines from the Israeli side only, although a number of damaged lines are also located within Gaza.

“All of the IEC work is being carried out in coordination with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT),” according to IEC deputy spokesperson Iris Ben-Shahal.


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Rachel Levy is a freelance journalist who has written for Jewish publications in New York, New Jersey and Israel.


  1. SAY WHAT?!?!? STOP this insanity! Israel is beyond compassionate; she is bloody suicidal! Don’t give the enemy comfort and support. That’s treason, and for Israel and the Jewish people, it’s SUICIDE!

  2. that means I don;t have to pay my bill cause they owe over 1 billion $ and will only increase their debt at our expense such madness is beyond my cognition one minute killing them and the next giving them supplies and water and electricity we are a very disturbed nation

  3. It seems that everything in Israel is based on insanity. First you fight a war against savages, then you rebuild everything that was destroyed. Why fight a war and have IDF soldiers die if all you are going to do is repair the place afterwood.

  4. Israel has been extremely restrained (up to 3000 Hamas rockets a year). Now is the time to stop these rockets despite my (UK) government’s political incorrectness and populist vote-chasing foolish comments. I apologise for UK government’s anti-Semitism since Israel was recognised in international law in 1917 with the Balfour Declaration and the Palestine Mandate – including Churchill breaking international law – and UK sending boatloads of Aliya seekers back to Nazi Germany. I stand in the gap and repent on UK’s behalf and ask for my country’s forgiveness. God bless Israel. God promised Abraham’s descendants ALL of Israel – including Gaza. I believe peace will come when Israel is complete.

  5. Please… let Abbas look after the Gaza reparations.. not Israel.. Why fix for them, when after the 72 hours, they will be back at bombing you again? PLEASE.. didn’t you lose enough IDF soldiers ??? If you want support from others, then play smart!!

  6. Israel isn’t paying for this Palestinians are, see as for what Israel is responsible for paying for under international law as an occupying power see For those who don’t think Israel is still or has been occupying Gaza see and

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