95 per cent of water supply in Gaza unfit for human consumption as Israel blocks repairs

Gaza Solidarity| Mar 22, 2011
Israeli human rights group B’Tseselem draws attention to a UN report on the dire state of the water system in Gaza. Israel refuses to allow the importation of the necessary equipment and machinery to fix Gaza’s water problems.

Almost 95 percent of the water pumped in the Gaza Strip is polluted and unfit for drinking. This warning was recently issued by the UN Environment Programme, the Palestinian Water Authority, the Coastal Municipalities Water Utility, and international aid organizations. They estimate it will take at least 20 years to rehabilitate Gaza’s underground water system… more

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