Israel begins repair of Gaza power lines

The Israel Electric Corp. began repairing power lines carrying electricity from Israel to Gaza that were damaged in the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Work on the power grids began Aug. 6, the state-owned company said in a statement. Workers were guarded by Israeli soldiers in tanks and armored personnel carriers.

Most of the power lines between Israel and Gaza were damaged by rocket fire from both sides in the nearly monthlong war.

While the power lines are being repaired on the Israeli side, there are also power lines in Gaza that were damaged and are not carrying electricity because the Palestinians have not repaired them, the Israel Electric Corp. said. — jta