- Israel Holds Up Vital Spare Parts for Gaza’s Water and Sewage Systems
by Amira Hass, https://www.haaretz.com/
Parts that took less than a month to get into Gaza now take up to five months, leading to breakdowns, releasing sewage to the sea and reducing the quality of drinking water
Israel is holding up the entry of hundreds of vital replacement parts for the proper functioning of Gaza’s water and sewage systems. As a result, partially treated wastewater is being released into the sea, water leakage from pipes is even worse than usual, rainwater runoff is causing a danger of flooding. The quality and quantity of drinking water, purified in special facilities, is also being affected, and the same problems keep happening because repairs are being made with makeshift materials.