Israel opens rainwater dams, floods, damages Gaza farmland

Jan 06,2020

Israel builds series of reservoirs east of Gaza to stop rainwater from running through the enclave’s valleys, preventing Gaza farmers from storing rainwater to irrigate their crops and to fill underground wells.

Israel occupation opened one of the gates of its rainwater stores east of Gaza, allowing rainwater to flood large swathes of Palestinian land.

Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement that the water drowned “hundreds of dunams of agricultural lands and damaged barley and wheat crops.”

According to the statement, the water storage area was located in the east of Sheja’ea Neighbourhood in the east of Gaza city.

Israeli occupation builds a series of reservoirs to stop rainwater from running through the Gaza valleys in winter.

These prevent Palestinians in the enclave from storing rainwater to irrigate their crops and to fill underground wells.

It is worth noting that this is not the fiorst time that the Israeli occuaption opens dams, floods and damages Palestinian farms and homes.

During the last decade, it opened dams several times and caused much damage several times in the east of Sheja'ea and in Al Moraka City in the middle of Gaza Strip.

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