Workers from the Gaza Electricity Company have started restoring the power grid in the Saladin Street area of Deir al Balah to supply electricity to water treatment facilities.

For the first time since the war began, electricity for the wastewater treatment plant will come from the Israeli grid.

The IDF coordinator for Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip stated that Israel's political leadership made this decision for humanitarian reasons—to prevent outbreaks of dysentery and other diseases that could also pose a threat to Israel.