Tainted water and viruses put Gaza residents, especially kids, at further risk
Clean drinking water is running out in Gaza, furthering an already catastrophic situation.
After Hamas' surprise terrorist attack on Israel on Oct. 7, which killed more than 1,400 people, Israel cut off water, electricity and fuel to the Gaza Strip in retaliation.
"If we look at the issue of water — we all know water is life — Gaza is running out of water, and Gaza is running out of life," Philippe Lazzarini, the commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, said in a statement last weekend.
Dr. Adam Levine, the chief of global emergency medicine at the Brown University Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health, said, "We know that in other conflicts around the world, whether it be in Africa or the Middle East or South Asia, that infectious diseases actually kill more civilians than bombs or bullets."
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