Israel's Gaza blockade blamed for water crisis

The water from Gaza's taps is unsafe to drink because it contains dangerous levels of chlorine and sulphate.

    Clean drinking water is a luxury in Gaza.

    Waste treatment plants cannot work at full capacity because of electricity and fuel shortages, which means sewage is pumped directly into the Mediterranean Sea.

    Israel's 10-year blockade on Gaza has been blamed for the crisis.

     

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Gaza.


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