The ‘time bomb’ poses a great danger in Gaza

The ‘time bomb’ poses a great danger in Gaza

The sewage problem in Palestine affects many cities in the Gaza Strip. Authorities in Rafah, one of the cities suffering from this problem, attribute the flow of sewage into the streets to a lack of fuel to run the sewage pumps.

The fact that this water continues to flow through the streets means that it is a harbinger of serious illness and health problems for people in the region who have difficulty accessing clean water.

Furthermore, these waters give off a very bad smell. This negatively affects the daily lives of Gazans who cannot close their windows because they fear they will break and cause injuries due to Israeli bombs dropped on the surrounding area.

Before Israel’s October 7 attacks, streets and houses were frequently flooded with rain in the winter months due to the weak infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

This problem has increased further as infrastructure suffered significant damage in recent attacks. Additionally, the lack of fuel needed to operate wastewater pumps increased health problems in the region.


Sewage flowing through streets and between homes threatens public health.

The region is right, it explains that children who spend time on the street suffer serious intestinal infections, and since there is no hospital to transfer them to, they try to cure them at home.

It is claimed that the lack of water for personal hygiene causes the diseases in question to spread rapidly among children.


According to figures announced by the UN, approximately 1.7 million people were forced to migrate from the Gaza Strip, which has a population of 2.3 million, where Israel tightened the blockade and kept it under intense bombardment.

International humanitarian aid organizations frequently state that fuel is vital for displaced people’s access to clean water, medical care, collection of garbage that will cause disease, and wastewater disposal.

It is claimed that 70 percent of approximately 2.3 million people living in Gaza are at risk of accessing clean water, and water treatment, wastewater facilities and hospitals have stopped operations due to shortages. made out of fuel. (AA)

Source: Sozcu


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