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Israel may have deliberately attacked sewage infrastructure

Posted in Arab-Israeli Wars, News Excerpts, Operation Cast Lead by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

During the Israeli attack in January, there was a breach in one of the earthen embankment walls of a sewage containment lagoon in Gaza due to some form of Israeli military activity resulting in a large sewage flood.

Although the incident was only reported recently, it was evident from a United Nations analysis of QuickBird satellite images taken from space on 16 January, and confirmed by photos taken by a UN Environmental Program team on the ground in Gaza on 30 January, was an outflow from a sewage lagoon in Sheikh Ejleen, next to the main wastewater treatment plant in Gaza City.

To see a map outlining the damage caused by the sewage treatment plant click here.

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