The World Bank Weighs in on Gaza

The bank’s local specialist warns that the U.N.’s prediction that Gaza will be unfit for people by 2020: 

“Irreversible damage has already been done to parts of the Coastal Aquifer in the Gaza Strip as a result of overpumping and seawater seepage, according to a senior water-sanitation specialist at the World Bank.

The financial institution is one of many local and international organizations that have been warning against, and trying to prevent, such an occurrence over the past 20 years.”

Gaza Water Crisis Has Caused Irreversible Damage, World Bank Warns

 
 Palestinian children collect water during a five-day truce in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 14, 2014. Reuters

Palestinian children collect water during a five-day truce in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 14, 2014. Reuters