Publish date13 Apr 2024 - 17:20
Story Code : 631614

UN says waterborne illnesses spread in Gaza due to heat, unsafe water

Waterborne diseases are spreading in Gaza due to a lack of clean water and rising temperatures, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the Gaza Strip said on Friday.
UN says waterborne illnesses spread in Gaza due to heat, unsafe water
"We have to find a way in the months ahead of how we can have a better supply of water into the areas where people are currently crowded at the moment," he said, after making his final visit to Gaza.
Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery and hepatitis A, according to the World Health Organization.
Five Palestinians were injured last night in a new attack by Israeli settlers on the village of Abu Falah, located northeast of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that its teams treated 5 injuries to citizens who were assaulted by settlers, with two of them being transferred to the hospital.
Local sources reported that the settlers attacked the village from the east, riding vehicles bearing Palestinian license plates after the withdrawal of Israeli occupation forces from the area. They assaulted several youths, injuring five of them, one in the head.
The sources added that the settlers fired bullets towards the citizens and their homes, without reporting any gunshot injuries.
On Friday evening, a Palestinian citizen was injured in an attack by settlers on the village, during which at least 12 vehicles, 4 agricultural greenhouses, and 5 motorcycles were burned.
Earlier, the young man Jihad Afif Abu Aliya (25 years old) was killed, and 25 others were injured by live ammunition in a wide-scale attack by armed settlers, protected by Israeli occupation forces, on the neighboring village of Al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah.
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