The Gaza Electricity Distribution Company (GEDCO) has provided data to the UN, which confirms that since October 11, there has been no electricity in the besieged region.
According to the statistics, Gaza had an average of only 13.3 hours of energy per day from January to September 2023—before its electricity was switched off.
According to the UN report, “the Gaza Strip has experienced a persistent electricity deficit for the past ten years, undermining already precarious living conditions.”
Israel launches strikes on southern Gaza.
The day after the ceasefire with Hamas broke down, Israeli airplanes bombarded sites in southern Gaza. Over 15,000 Palestinians have died as a result of Israeli bombardment, according to Gaza’s health officials, since October 7.
Israeli calls for the evacuation of several southern areas.
Following the breakdown of a week-long truce with Hamas, hostilities resumed in southern Gaza on Saturday. The Israeli military ordered inhabitants of numerous Palestinian border communities in the area to evacuate their homes and shelled the southern region. This appeared to prepare the stage for a ground invasion.
As a new phase of the almost two-month-long conflict looked to be beginning, the Israeli demand for evacuations echoed previous orders the military issued before entering northern Gaza in late October, adding to the terror and uncertainty that hung over Gaza’s 2.2 million residents.