The presence of the Israeli army inside Gaza was removed, but the Israeli military still controls the borders of Gaza, meaning the Gazans do not have control over their borders and, consequently, their movement and movement of goods going into and out of Gaza.
How much land has Israel taken from Palestine?
Israel has declared at least 26 percent of the West Bank as “state land”. Using a different interpretation of Ottoman, British and Jordanian laws, Israel stole public and private Palestinian land for settlements under the pretext of “state land”.
Does Israel share water with Palestine?
Conflict: geographical context
Israel and Palestine share three main water sources. These are the Jordan River basin; the Coastal Aquifer – with Israel upstream and Gaza downstream; and the Mountain aquifer, which starts in the heights of the West Bank and flows to the Jordan Valley.
Where does Israel get its water?
The primary source of water for the country is the saltwater of the Mediterranean Sea. Desalination plants, using chemical-free reverse osmosis, produce fresh water for the increasing population. New desalination plants are being added.
Why does Gaza not have clean water?
Shane Stevenson, Oxfam Country Director in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, said: “Gaza is largely dependent upon fuel for its electricity, including to pump clean water from wells into homes. … Six hospitals and 11 clinics have also been damaged including the only COVID-19 laboratory in Gaza.”