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  • 19 Feb 2019- 06:44 by Local Press Report GAZA CITY Duke University Israel’s targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the
  • 11 Sep 2018- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tel Aviv, Israel Following August's leptospirosis outbreak in the Jordan River system in the Golan Heights region of northern Israel, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued September 7 a "Watch- Level 1, Practice Usual
  • 22 Aug 2018- 09:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Health authorities in Israel are considering making more rivers and streams in the Golan Heights off-limits to the public after more than 60 people were hospitalized with suspected leptospirosis. The Jordan has been added to the list of
  • 21 Jan 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV The Jewish Press As much as 97% of the drinking water in the Gaza Strip is unfit for human consumption because of pollution from untreated sewage or because of a high level of salinity, according to Ahmed Yaakobi, a hydrologist who advises the
  • 16 Aug 2017- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States The population of Gaza has even less access to water and sanitation than in the aftermath of 2014’s war, according to relief agency Oxfam. A report from the humanitarian agency relates that in August 2014 when a 50-day war
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel The Israeli Knesset’s subcommittee for Judea and Samaria saw a dispute this week about establishment of a wastewater plant near the Rimonim community in Samaria that will be funded by the German government. There has been local Israeli
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past 900 years, according to a new study by
  • 9 Sep 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The government of Kenya plans to build a desalination plant along the country’s Indian Ocean coast to produce water for human consumption and irrigation. Kenya’s coastal region is facing acute water shortages despite its proximity to the
  • 4 Sep 2015- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The Gaza Strip could become "unliveable" in less than five years if current socio-economic conditions there persist, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The latest Report
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch today called on the United Nations and donor countries participating in a conference on providing assistance to the Palestinians to pressure Israel to stop “unjustified restrictions” on people
  • 5 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM, Israel Some 60,000 to 80,000 Palestinians living in East Jerusalem have gone without clean, piped drinking water for more than 60 days, according to Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem. The areas affected include the Shuafat Refugee
  • 13 May 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The World Bank last week approved $13 million USD worth of financing for wastewater treatment projects in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority, the European Union, the French Development Agency, the Japanese government, the Swedish government and the
  • 18 Apr 2014- 09:47 by Local Press Report JERUSALEM Bloomberg The current water shortage in Arab East Jerusalem is only the latest water crisis facing Arab areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, representatives from regional security, environmental and human rights organizations told Bloomberg BNA.
  • 16 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA UN officials last week called for provision of desalinated water and proper wastewater treatment in the Gaza Strip. “The strip should have good access to clean desalinated water in addition to proper, safe wastewater treatment” and electricity
  • 12 Feb 2014- 09:32 by Local Press Report ROME PressTV A number of Italian movements for public water, pro-Palestine groups and associations promoting peace and inter-religious dialog, have launched an on-line petition against an agreement signed last December between Rome's water company ACEA

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