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Israel Transfers Water Pumps to Gaza to Alleviate Flooding

Israeli pumps entering Gaza.

Israeli pumps entering Gaza.
Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office

On Sunday night, Israel water company, Mekorot—with which the national Dutch water company just cut off relations for its “violations of international law”—sent special pumps to Gaza in order to deal with the devastating flooding, the IDF Spokesperson tweeted.

According to Ma’an, Israel has been pumping industrial diesel donated by Qatar into the Gaza Strip on Sunday morning. The move is part of a temporary agreement to ease the blockade following days of record flooding that has devastated the besieged coastal enclave.

Raed Fattouh, president of a committee that coordinates the entry of goods into the Gaza Strip, told Ma’an that 450,000 liters of diesel donated by Qatar was being shipped to the coastal enclave via the Kerem Shalom crossing on Sunday.

On Friday, Qatari authorities announced the donation of $10 million to Hamas in Gaza in the wake of the humanitarian crisis caused by severe weather. The donation was given to the Palestinian Authority, to purchase diesel fuel from Israel, and on Sunday the first shipment of diesel fuel began arriving at Gaza’s power plant.

Fattouh added that as a result of an agreement, the Kerem Shalom crossing will temporarily operate for 12 hours a day in order to allow increased quantities of gasoline, domestic-use diesel, and gas to enter the Gaza Strip.

The extended hours began on Sunday and will continue for the next week.

Photo By Emad Nassar/Flash90

Photo By Emad Nassar/Flash90

Members of the Palestinian civil defense evacuated people from their houses that were flooded with icy rain water in Gaza City. In some neighborhoods, the rain mixed with raw sewage which had been flooding streets for several weeks now.

More than 30 people have been injured in car crashes in Gaza, and as a result of poorly built homes collapsing in the rain.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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10 Responses to “Israel Transfers Water Pumps to Gaza to Alleviate Flooding”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Let the rats drown!
    How interesting that no one in the secular media reports acts of chesed that Israel does to those who are pledged to destroy them!

  2. David Marks says:

    Why worry about what the media or anyone else says or writes (or neglects to say of write)? We Jews have our own way of doing things, and what others think of us is of little concern.

    Your “let the rats drown” approach is alien to us. There are children in Gaza who do not deserve to drown…and the elderly and infirm.

    Would Gazans show the same consideration for us, were our circumstances reversed? What does it matter? We are not them, and they are not us.

  3. David Marks says:

    One of the reasons why our neighbors in the region reject our presence as an independent state there is that our outlook and system of government do not blend well with the Middle East norm.

    Yet we stand ready to assist our neighbors (as in the case of the flooding in Gaza) when our assistance is needed and accepted.

    We expect no kindness in return from our neighbors, but, again, we are not them, and they are not us.

    And this is not our first experience with such neighbors.

  4. why? so they can bomb us and lie about us? I know we are supposed to be ether then that but it frustrates me! Israel needs a PR firm.

  5. Steve Brown says:

    There go the arms tunnels !

  6. Val Clark says:

    Mandela described Isreal until he died as an aparthied regime.

  7. Do some research of your own….

  8. do some research on this….

  9. David Marks says:

    Did Mandela ever visit Israel? If not, his opinion of Israel was, by definition, secondhand.

    Mandela would not be the first great man in history to have made a misjudgement based upon bad information.

    Didn’t Ronald Reagan refer to Mandela as a “terrorist”, and support Mandela’s continued imprisonment?

  10. Eu aqui no Brasil nunca imaginei que em Gaza também havia inundações.
    Um abraço à todos em Israel.

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