Hamas intervenes to stop pumping of seawater from Egypt into Gaza

Hamas intervenes to stop pumping of seawater from Egypt into Gaza

The Hamas Movement has said it has started conducting contacts with the Egyptian authorities to stop them from pumping water from the Mediterranean Sea into the Palestinian border areas in the Gaza Strip.

Ahlul Bayt News Agency - The Hamas Movement has said it has started conducting contacts with the Egyptian authorities to stop them from pumping water from the Mediterranean Sea into the Palestinian border areas in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri stated on Sunday that contacts were underway with Cairo to halt pumping seawater into Rafah, expressing his Movement's hope that such "objectionable" measure would stop immediately.

Abu Zuhri underlined that the creation of saltwater swamps along the Palestinian border with Egypt would be posing a great danger to the aquifer and homes in Gaza.

The Egyptian army started at dawn Friday to flood the Palestinian side of Rafah in Gaza with considerable amounts of seawater at the pretext of destroying tunnels.

The network of tunnels is a vital lifeline for the population in the blockaded enclave of Gaza, through which all vital goods and needs trickle in.




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