Ticking time bomb: The water crisis which threatens chances for peace in the Middle East

Climate change and crumbling infrastructure are causing water shortages in Gaza, which could soon make the enclave uninhabitable, as Bel Trew reports


The Independent

A woman draws water from a well in the Bedouin encampment of Susya – in the background is the Israeli settlement of Susya ( Photos The Independent )

She had no idea that a quick trip to beach, brief respite from the intensity of the Gaza summer, would end at the morgue.

Her children, irritated by the thickening heat, had been playing up all day and Noha Sais, 27, a mother-of-five, had lost her patience.

Over the last two summers, Gazans have only had just over four hours of electricity a day to power fans and cut through the punishing 40-degree heat.




Categories: Arab World, Asia, Gaza, Gaza

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