Residential buildings in the strip have lost power after rockets werte errantly fired by Gaza militants on facilities near the border providing electricity to the Gaza Strip.
Israel Electric Corporation said that according to a preliminary assessment it will take several days to repair the equipment in order to restore regular power supply to the strip.
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz instructed IEC not to endanger its employees, and to fix the problem only after a lull in firing from the coastal enclave.
Kamil Abu Rokon, IDF's new Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, informed Gaza residents of the accident in an address
"It is time to wake up and understand that Hamas and Islamic Jihad are using you as hostages in their attempts to escalate the situation at your expense, when you are the ones who are harmed first and foremost," he wrote in Arabic in his his Facebook page.