Israeli security sources told an Israeli television channel that the
Security sources reported that three power plants were shut down one after another, leaving a third of the residents of occupied Palestine without electricity at midnight. According to the report, the Israeli Ministry of Energy is also investigating the incident. However, the Electricity Company claimed in a statement that due to a “transient incident” in the communication network with the south of the power plant in “Beir Tofia” it was shut down, thus following several reactions, the power generation units in the power plants ” “Dalia” and “Gazer” failed.
The Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper also reported that the Israeli power company claimed last night that the electricity grid would return to stability within 15 minutes; But many residents reported power outages in Jerusalem, Ashdod, Rematogen, Lishon Letsionen Herzliya, Deliat al-Karmal, Hood Heshavern, Ur Yehuda, Shoham and many other areas.
At the same time as the power outage report, the power company’s electronic database and telephone line were down.
Israeli media reported on Friday morning that there was a massive power outage in large areas of occupied Palestine.
The Israel Electric Corporation said the blackouts were caused by “a malfunction in power production units,” and that power would return to affected areas shortly.
The company’s website and telephone hotline also went down for a short time, possibly due to an overload as Israelis sought to find out what the problem was.
Some news sources have reported that the widespread power outage was caused by a cyberattack on Israel’s electricity network.
Palestine Al-Yawm news website reported that the power outage of this magnitude must have been caused by a very big accident.
Outages were reported shortly before 1 a.m. in Jerusalem, Ashdod, Herzliya, the Tel Aviv suburbs of Ramat Gan, Givatayim and Rishon Lezion, and other areas across the country, the Ynet news site reported. Traffic lights and street lights stopped working in some areas.