On Monday, Israel’s heat wave persisted and set new records for electricity use.
A soldier died during a training exercise, some flights at Ben-Gurion Airport were halted, and severe agricultural damage occurred as a result of the extreme heat.
In parts of the Jordan Valley and the Lower Galilee, temperatures as high as 41°C (105.8°F) were measured.
Israelis consumed 15,690 megawatts at 2:53 p.m., according to Noga, a state-owned enterprise that directs the creation, maintenance, and usage of the nation’s power grid, breaking a record set on July 25 by more than 300 megawatts on Sunday.
Noga observed that in both situations, air conditioners accounted for half of the electricity consumption. Noga—On November 1, 2021, The Israel Independent System Operator Ltd. replaced The Israel Electric Corporation as the nation’s energy manager.
The apparent causes of a soldier’s death during a training exercise on Monday morning were heat exhaustion and dehydration.
Around four in the morning, a commander saw Pvt. Hillel Nehemiah Ofen performed a crawling activity while immobile, then started treating him. The emergency medical staff failed to revive Ofen.
The reason for the death is being looked into by the Israel Defense Forces. According to the IDF, all outdoor training had been suspended until 10 p.m. owing to the heat. last Sunday.
However, some outdoor training continued when the temperature dropped over night. Up until Wednesday at 5 a.m., all exercises have been suspended.