Gaza Aquifer

Palestine Needs Fresh Water Now

Dr. Shaddad Attili | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Politics
Dr. Shaddad Attili

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.