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.



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Important piece from @gidonb on the knock on environmental and public health consequences of Israel's fuel blockade on #Gaza - in retaliation for Hamas' incendiary balloons: the cuts shut down sewage treatment plants with obvious implications

Stopping fuel supplies into Gaza harms Israel

Most dramatically, sewage-pumping stations can't operate, so thousands of liters of raw sewage are polluting the cross-border stream and groundwater


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