Friday, July 16, 2010

Israeli sewage-dumping affects Palestinian villages

Israeli sewage-dumping affects Palestinian villages:

"AlJazeeraEnglish | July 16, 2010

Israeli settlements have been dumping untreated waste directly into a sewage canal that runs through the occupied West Bank, affecting Palestinian villages along its banks.

The hazard posed is compounded by the dumping of toxic chemical waste on agricultural land, which has seen a rash of skin diseases and respiratory problems among the villagers.

The Israeli government has banned plans by the Palestinian Authority to build pipes and pumps to treat and divert wastewater away from the affected villages.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports. (July 17, 2010)

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