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Gaza Power Plant Spokesman Warns ‘Stocks Almost Empty’

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FARS News Agency

TEHRAN (FNA)- A spokesman for the power plant in Gaza warned that large damage was done in many areas of the enclave, as Israeli bombardment of the besieged enclave has entered its second week.

“Electricity workers are not able to reach the areas where they are needed. Our teams are trying as much as they can to help people in need and provide electricity to houses and hospitals,” he said, Al-Jazeera reported.

He added, “We are at a point that we cannot repair, because our stocks are almost empty. We urge everyone who can help to allow the electricity company to get the necessary tools for maintenance.”

The spokesman stressed that the company was suffering from a large shortage of cash, noting that they were also out of fuel for the plant.

Israel's air force launched its heaviest bombardment of the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, according to Middle East Eye.

The Israeli military conducted more than 100 air raids on Gaza late on Sunday and in the early hours of Monday morning, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported. The attacks targeted houses and government buildings, including a four-storey home near Al-Shifa hospital, Gaza's main medical facility.

Gaza's electricity board has confirmed that Monday's airstrikes destroyed the strip's power lines and left parts of the besieged territory without any power.

At least 198 people, including 58 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the latest violence began a week ago. More than 1,300 Palestinians were also wounded.

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Dr. Amal Khashab on May 17, 2021

What will happen next?

Gaza export electricity from Israeli network  , is that stopped due to recent clashes?

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