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Dr. Shaddad Attili

Minister and Head of the Palestinian Water Authority

Dr. Shaddad Attili is the Minister and Head of the Palestinian Water Authority.

Palestine Needs Fresh Water Now

The humanitarian challenges Palestinians face grow ever more severe; In terms of water, the situation is particularly difficult. Through a range of historical interventions, Israel controls the bulk of the fresh water resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The situation in Gaza is even more extreme, with a further 1.6 million Palestinians having access only to the very limited underground aquifer within Gaza, with only 5 per cent of the water safe to drink.
07/09/2012 05:08 EDT