Israel blocks vital water disinfection equipment from entering Gaza
No water to wash your face
In addition to the poor quality of water, only a quarter of households receive running water every day, during several hours only.
The permanent electricity crisis means that water can frequently not be pumped and many Palestinian households must buy expensive bottled water.
“There is no water at all. I don’t even find a drop to wash my face,” Gaza student and writer Malaka Mohammed tweeted yesterday. “As a result [I] had to buy it!”
Life conditions for Gaza’s almost 1.7 million residents have deteriorated sharply since the 3 July military coup in Egypt.
Since the coup, the Egyptian military regime has destroyed dozens of underground tunnels that have provided the only alternative route into Gaza for many basic supplies banned or severely restricted by the Israeli siege.
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