Gaza: Turkey to Build Seawater Desalination Plant

By IMEMC | – –

The Turkish Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs announced, Tuesday, that Turkey is to establish a seawater desalination plant to solve water crisis, estimating the coast of the project to $300,000,000 USD.

The minister noted, according to Al Ray, that the project is big-ticket, noting that some countries announced that they will contribute to the project.

Gaza water infrastructure has shuddered under the burden of an almost decade-long Israeli-Egyptian siege. Three major Israeli wars on Gaza since 2008 have only exacerbated the problem, with jets bombing every square kilometre of the strip, inflicting damage onto reservoirs above and pipelines below the ground.

The director of Coastal Municipalities Water Utility in Gaza explained that the proportion of groundwater that is unfit for drinking is more than 97%.

He added that the amount of chloride in the groundwater is higher than the normal average according to the Palestinian specification and the standards of World Health Organization which estimated the chloride in the water up to 1.500 milligrams per liter.

However, the standards of World Health organization warns of the increasing of chloride in water to more than 400 milligrams per liter.

Via IMEMC

Related video added by Juan Cole:

TeleSur: “European Union Commissioner Visits Gaza’s Desalinization Plant”

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  1. The American people want someone who isn’t a two-faced liar. I do believe that Kerry’s advice about Israel becoming a one state solution, was a green light to continue taking land from the Palestinians, no threats here.
    In all seriousness, shouldn’t Kerry have recognized Leahy’s Law before it was ever brought to his attention??????
    The UN serving up the goal of Israel. The longer they hold back the Palestinians the harder it is for them to continue their inevitable struggle forward. Stop being two faced.
    Where is the champion of oversight on war crimes and atrocities? I
    would never want to be called anti-semitic, but I still believe he
    was raised in a Jewish family and from his outright support of Israel
    and silence to everything they are doing on a daily basis, makes his service and representation of the American people a sham.
    He may speak for the politicians, the American people really have spoken thru Bernie Sanders and Trump of the low regard held for these two-faced liars in congress and the senate. They literally are beacons at this moment in history.

  2. Where is the champion of oversight on war crimes and atrocities? I
    would never want to be called anti-semitic, but I still believe he
    was raised in a Jewish family and from his outright support of Israel
    and silence to everything they are doing on a daily basis, Deputy US
    Ambassador to the UN David Pressman’s comment, “We need a United
    Nations that includes Israel, that brings Israel closer, not one that
    systematically pushes Israel away.” flies in the face of reality. ISRAEL OR NETANYAHU, HAS SAID AND DONE MORE AGAINST THE UN THAN ANYONE IN THE WORLD TODAY. TO EMBRACE A WAR CRIMINAL WHO DEPENDS ON THE U.S. TO PREVENT OR STOP THE UN FROM PROSECUTING HIM AND THE IDF IS LUDICROUS, THOUGH I, FOR ONE, CAN NOT LAUGH AT SUCH INSANITY, SUCH BRUTALITY, SUCH INSANE SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENT PEOPLE. DAVID PRESSMAN IS AN IDIOT, MORALLY SICK, AND NO DOUBT WELL PAID ZIONIST PATRONIZER. He was also a member of President Obama’s Atrocity Prevention Board. Not one word about the thirsty Palestinians, the 577 children slaughtered during Operation Protective Edge, or how about bombing hospitals or schools?
    If I were Brad Pitt or George Clooney, I would be shocked by his silence. Consider his inability to recognize Israel’s cutting off the water as an excuse for collective punishment,no consequence
    except it could set them up for more settler expansion. Isn’t it probable, he really has a preference for Israel over the Palestinians, to the point of genocide or at the very least, away to keep the prosecution of Netanyahu from ever moving forward?

  3. I recently heard Bernie Sanders call for the United States and Israel to begin rebuilding Gaza and insuring the Palestinians have water.The Palestinians are in such desperate need of food, water, and materials to rebuild the terrible destruction brought about by Israel. These things pale next the daily terrorism Israel puts on the Palestinian people.

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