All-out war with Hezbollah could cause power outages across Israel, minister says

An all-out war between Lebanon and Israel could result in frequent power outages across Israel, the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation Kan News said, based on reports by the Israeli health minister and the head of the Israeli health ministry.

The reports said that in case of a full-scale war, 60 percent of Israel would suffer from power outages, each one lasting two hours, multiple times a day.

As a result, Israel’s health system could collapse, the reports said, as ventilators and respiratory support systems would stop working.

The Health Ministry suggested establishing energy and oxygen centers across Israel to provide electricity for rechargeable ventilators and other medical equipment and prevent the health system from collapsing, in case of war.

Source: Naharnet

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