Occupied Palestinian Territories

A dense population and recurring conflicts have placed the Gaza Strip’s environment under considerable pressure, damaging critical infrastructure and generating debris. Environmental governance in both Gaza and the West Bank has been made more complex by the occupation, which has compounded and often actively worsened issues such as water scarcity, pollution, land degradation and waste management. Read the OPT briefing.

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Tree planting as resistance in Palestine

In this guest post, Elle Ambler of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature explores the impact of the Israeli occupation on agriculture and food security, and the role that tree planting can play as an act of resistance.

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The BBC has analysed 603 water facilities in #Gaza and found that 53% have been damaged or destroyed since Oct 7 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-68969239 1/2

Combined with the massive and disproportionate damage to the built environment in #Gaza, this degree of destruction to agricultural areas will only serve to further undermine livelihoods and #FoodSecurity.

Around 100,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste have gone uncollected in #Gaza due to the fighting and to diesel shortages, threatening environmental health.

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