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Thursday, 14 June 2012 - 10:19
Charities say Gaza water too contaminated to drink
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A new report says Gaza's only fresh source of water is too dangerous to drink because of contamination by fertiliser and human waste.

The charities Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians say the number of children being treated for diarrhoea has doubled in five years.

They say Israel's five-year blockade of the territory is preventing crucial sanitation equipment from getting in.

The report, Gaza's Children: Falling Behind, says that high levels of nitrates and other contaminants have been found in the main water supply.

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