Good News~

After Gaza's untreated sewage was presented as a 'ticking time bomb for Israel' in 2016, the World Bank was able to complete one of the oldest projects on its books. The new Northern Gaza Wastewater Treatment Plant will serve 400,000 people in Gaza, if Israel does not interrupt its power supply. Here is the official World Bank announcement that the plant is finally ready for operation:

Wastewater Management Project Mitigates Health and Environmental Threats in the West Bank and Gaza

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Photo from the article: As Gaza approaches 2020 ‘uninhabitable’ deadline, Palestinians strive to weather the collapse. Sarah Algherbawi  (The photo is of liquid sewage.)

Photo from the article: As Gaza approaches 2020 ‘uninhabitable’ deadline, Palestinians strive to weather the collapse. Sarah Algherbawi (The photo is of liquid sewage.)

From Cambridge to Palestine

On Sunday, two members of the Alliance stood on the footbridge on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA to cheer on Native people who were canoeing from Deer Island to Brighton in memory of their ancestors who were brutally imprisoned at Deer Island from 1675 to 1676. (The last line of the sign on the left says Cambridge to Palestine.)

PHOTO: Salma Abu Ayyash

PHOTO: Salma Abu Ayyash

Israel declared Wadi Qana an Israeli Nature Preserve

“Al-Tanour spring in Wadi Qana is overlooked by an Israeli settlement rising in the background.

Qassem Mansour, a 66-year-old farmer, indicates that one of the main problems in the area is securing sufficient water for agricultural work.

“We use the springs, but we have noticed a decrease in the quantity, and Israelis prevent us from making any sub-channels from the springs to our lands,” he told The Electronic Intifada.

According to Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, the wadi’s springs have been damaged by Israeli drilling since the 1970s.”

Settlers sully idyllic Wadi Quana

Wadi Qana is considered one of the most beautiful natural areas in the occupied West Bank.

Wadi Qana is considered one of the most beautiful natural areas in the occupied West Bank.