Wednesday, February 27, 2008
"Gaza Strip, 27, February, 2008- (PCAS) The water authority in the Gaza Strip has warned of severe epidemics and disease due to water pollution. This will be happening due to the Israeli ban of entering antiseptic and anti-germs materials needed for water treatment.
Head of water authority, Munbzer Shoblaq, said in a press conference that water will be polluted if Israeli will prevent these materials into Gaza strip for at least the two coming days.
He added in his talk, "We gave orders of suspending work in 52 water wells due to the lack of chlorine material. Thus, we issued instructions for civilians to boil water before drinking,"
About 140 out of 170 wells are negatively influenced by the Israeli procedures during this siege imposed by June 207. About 30% of people get treated water while other 30% don't get water in easy ways.
Gaza Strip consumes about 60.000 liter of chlorine for water and the available amount is less than 24.000 that might run out in couple of days.
It's worth mentioning that Israel caused a fatal human disaster in the last January as some waste water pumps stopped thus waste water flooded some areas mid of Gaza."