Red Cross: Israeli Bombings of Gaza Infrastructure Threaten New Water Crisis

HeadlineJul 16, 2014

In addition to bombing Gazan homes, Israel’s attack has further decimated a civilian infrastructure already in crisis after years of a crippling blockade. On Tuesday, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned the more than week-long Israeli bombings have pushed Gaza to the brink of a new water crisis.

Nada Doumani: “Water is a problem, and it can quickly turn out into a catastrophe. We do have hundreds of thousands of people without water in Gaza. So water repairs have been conducted in very difficult conditions. Water engineers have been killed, and this obviously hampered a lot the work. Gaza has already a very difficult deteriorating infrastructure, 1.5, 1.7 million people living in a very small area, and the infrastructure is already bad. With all the shelling and the bombings and the fighting going on, it can only be even worse.”

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