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Gaza Ghetto Aches with Thirst for Water

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9 Apr 09 | PTV

The latest war on Gaza and the Israeli policy of collective punishment have wreaked havoc on the water infrastructure in the strip.

Israel has enforced a 21-month blockade on the Gaza Strip and has managed to cripple the economy with its recent war that inflicted over $1.6 billion of harm on the Palestinians residing in the territory.

Since the war, however, the longstanding water crisis in Gaza has reached epidemic proportions with residents being forced to survive on water polluted with a high saline and nitrate concentration.

Some of those who have the luxury obtain their drinking water from desalination stations.

The very few who can afford to buy fresh drinkable water, buy it from supermarkets or private vehicles selling water.>>>

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Written by Editors

9 April 2009 at 4:01 pm

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