Claiming it lacks sufficient electricity to operate sewage treatment plants, Gaza is now dumping sewage into the Mediterranean, a move environmental experts fear may compromise Israel’s coastline. According to a Ynet report, millions of gallon of raw sewage is being spilled into the Mediterranean daily and this has already compromised Gaza’s fresh water supply as well as its fishing industry.
The report states the sewage that has accumulated has begun heading north, to the Israeli coastline. A water desalination plant that was operating has been compelled to shut due to the pollution in that area. the environmentalists are shouting but at present, it does not appear anyone is listening. They warn the damage could be irreparable if not addressed soon, citing the Gaza matter is going to rapidly become an urgent Israeli matter.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)