Monday, April 20, 2009

Water crisis in Palestine

A World Bank report blames Palestinian mismanagement and Israeli restrictions for severe

water shortages in Palestinian areas.Palestinians get only a quarter of the water Israelis have access to.The existing problems effect not just daily supply but the development of water resources, water uses and wastewater management."Water related humanitarian crisis are in fact chronic in Gaza and parts of the West Bank," says the report.For their water Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are completely depended on scarce resources controlled by Israel.This has led to "systematic and severe constraints on Palestinian development of water resources", says the report.

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