Flood hits Israel-besieged Gaza / PHOTO

The infrastructure of the impoverished territory of 1.5 million people had been devasted by Israeli 22-day offensive into Gaza that has already been under years of siege.

Flood hits Israel-besieged Gaza / PHOTO

Dozens of homes and farms south of Gaza City were inundated by flood waters overnight, Palestinian officials and witnesses said on Tuesday.



The rising waters flooded some 30 homes in Wadi Gaza, a farming area south of Gaza City mostly inhabited by Bedouins.

The flooding cut off roads linking Gaza City to the south of the impoverished territory for several hours.

Hamas announced on Tuesday that it will provide families affected by the recent flooding with shelter and immediate assistance, secretary general of the council Mahmoud Awad said in a statement.

The ministry will provide more than 100 families with shelter, Awad said.



Awad added that four ministers helped evacuate homes as the deluge swept across Gaza on Monday.

Civil defense forces evacuated tens of families from their homes in the valley town of Juhor Ad-Dik south of Gaza City, as floodwaters inundated the low-lying area and filled the streets.

At least 12 people were injured in the flooding, according to Dr Muawiya Hassanein, the head of Gaza emergency services.



Yussef al-Mansi, the housing and public works minister, said the government had declared a state of emergency in the area.

The infrastructure of the impoverished territory of 1.5 million people had been devasted by Israeli 22-day offensive into Gaza that has already been under years of siege.


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Anne
Anne - 9 yıl Before

THIS is far too much-- Israel perpetrates yet another war-crime agains the people of Gaza (the CIVILIANS OF GAZA) and the world is not paying it ANY mind? I suppose that the quakes in Haiti have allowed for this--- as people and their governments are helping Haiti- and all attention diverted to Haiti, it was a perfect time for isreal to mark the hundreds (and thousand) dead from last year's offensive.
I DO wish people would get this and STOP Israel, today!