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March 4, 2015 4:50 pm

Israel to Double Water Supply for Gaza Despite Threats From Hamas

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Israel is doubling the amount of water it provides to Gaza Strip. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Israeli officials say they are doubling the amount of water the Jewish state provides to the Gaza Strip, despite ongoing threats from the Gaza-based Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) chief Major General Yoav Mordechai said that Israel would increase water supplies from 1.3 to 2.6 billion gallons to help ease the ongoing water crisis in Gaza.

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A recent report by the Israeli non-governmental organization B’Tselem said that more than 90 percent of Gaza’s water is un-potable due to decades of over-pumping of Gaza’s coastal aquifer, the territory’s main water source, leading to contamination from seawater and saline groundwater as well as a lack of wastewater treatment.

Mordechai added that he hopes Hamas “would not steal water from civilians as they steal construction materials intended for the reconstruction of houses,” the Associated Press reported.

The news concerning Gaza’s water supply comes after a recent false report repeated by several news outlets, including Al-Jazeera and Agence France Presse (AFP), that Israel purposely opened dams in southern Israel and flooded parts of Gaza. No such dams exist in southern Israel. Al-Jazeera later retracted and apologized for the false reporting.

Hamas and other Gaza-based terror groups such as Islamic Jihad regularly use building materials sent from Israel, such as concrete, for the construction of tunnels used to launch attacks inside of Israel.

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  • yael

    WTF…WHYARE WE AIDING OUR AVOWED ENEMY WHO WANTS US ALL AND I MEAN ALL JEWS, DEAD?

  • G Feldman

    Al-Jazeera has provided us with a possible solution to eliminate terror-tunnels, leading upwards from Gaza, into Israel. Using their terror-tunnels as a pipeline for wastewater treatment may be an exceptional cost savings idea?

  • Reform School

    One need only visit New York City’s closed subway stations to appreciate the rats of Hamas’ residences of choice.

  • Israel is in apersian bazaar u do not give water //u get something back

  • steven L

    AFP deliberately using Goebbels propaganda. This is to be expected by most French mass media. AFP has a long h/o of fabricating or colluding against Jewish interests. At least al-Jazeera is Muslim. Non-Muslim French antisemitism pours through everywhere. It is far worst than Muslim antisemitism.

  • Emmett

    At least the Israeli taxpayer should be given a say on whether or not they want to further support those trying to eliminate them. Is there a difference between aiding & abetting the enemy and treason? It’s clear that the Israeli govt cares more about supporting Arab terrorists & illegal infiltrators than protecting Jews.

  • brenrod

    water needed for mixing concrete for tunnels

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