COGAT spokesperson announces that The “Grizim” underground electrical lines that supply electricity from Israel to Gaza`s northern region have been refurbished and upgraded over the past week. This process has significantly increased the capacity of the cable line thereby providing an amount more stable source of electricity to over 70,000 residents of northern Gaza. The “Grizim” lines supplies 1

Date: 04.02.13    

The “Grizim” electrical lines were replaced or repaired in certain sections to deal with recently discovered instabilities. The work was conducted in cooperation with IDF personnel and a team of 15 electrical engineers from the Israeli Electric Corporation.

The northern region of Gaza is home to two large cities; Beit Hanoun, and Beit Lahia which consist of a population of approximately 70,000 residents. The completed upgrade of the “Grizim” electrical lines will increase the amount of electricity Israel will be able to supply Gaza and provide a more stable flow of electricity. 

In addition, at the past week the pipe line in Kerem Shalom crossing was upgraded from mechanical pumping system to an electrical one, this will increase its efficiency and allow for easier access.

The Israeli government has maintained and even expanded its policy of assisting the civilian Palestinian population residing in Gaza. In the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense, additional measures have been implemented that have allowed for expanded imports into Gaza. 

CLA Gaza, the Coordination and Liaison Administration for Gaza, is responsible for coordination and liaison operations vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip.