Salame Maruf, Head of the Press Office of the Palestinian Government in Gaza, at the press conference on the subject, “We warn that the border gates are kept closed and the entrance of the necessary fuel for the power plant is blocked.” used the phrases.
Pointing out that the power plant management had to stop one of the three turbines producing electricity in order to extend the operating time of the plant, Maruf said, “The plant is expected to come to a complete standstill within 72 hours.” said.
Calling on the international community to fulfill their responsibilities towards what is happening in the Gaza Strip, Maruf said the Israeli army had demolished 8 buildings, consisting of 28 residences, since the morning of 9 May.
Maruf also stated that approximately 532 residences, 37 of which are uninhabitable and 495 partially and heavily, were damaged during the Israeli attacks.
Stating that some schools were damaged in the attacks carried out by Israel, Maruf pointed out that the attacks caused the educational process to come to a complete halt in these schools.
Maruf emphasized that fishing activities have also stopped since the day the attacks started, and this has negatively affected 3,500 fishermen.
Since the attacks launched on Gaza on May 9, Israel keeps the Beit Hanoun (Erez) Border Gate, where passengers pass, and the Kerm Abu Salim Border Gate, where commercial goods pass, completely closed and does not allow crossings.
On Tuesday, May 9, the Israeli army launched an attack on the besieged Gaza, arguing that it targeted the leadership of the Islamic Jihad Movement.
In the Israeli attacks, 31 Palestinians, including 6 children and 3 women, lost their lives, and 93 Palestinians, including 32 children and 17 women, were injured.
Among those killed in Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 5 people from the senior staff of Islamic Jihad are among those killed, while Palestinian groups respond to these attacks by firing hundreds of rockets and mortar shells from Gaza to the Israeli side.