Israel dumps waste on Palestinians

Palestinians barred from treating Israeli sewage that threatens villagers' health.

    Israeli settlements have been dumping untreated waste directly into a sewage canal that runs through the occupied West Bank, affecting Palestinian villages along its banks.

    The hazard posed is compounded by the dumping of toxic chemical waste on agricultural land, with villagers reporting a rash of skin diseases and respiratory problems.

    The Israeli government has banned plans by the Palestinian Authority to build pipes and pumps to treat and divert wastewater away from the affected villages.

    Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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