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Israel bombing destroys water supplies of 20% of Gaza residents

Search and rescue works are conducted after air strikes by Israeli army hit residential buildings in Gaza on 16 May 2021 [Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency]
Search and rescue works are conducted after air strikes by Israeli army hit residential buildings in Gaza on 16 May 2021 [Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli forces have deliberately targeted two water pipelines in the Al-Saftawi area cutting supplies to 20 per cent of the residents of Gaza City, the municipality said in a statement today.

"The Israeli air strikes on Al-Saftawi area last night damaged two main water pipelines feeding the northwestern residential areas," the statement said.

"The Municipality of Gaza regrettably confirms that the bombing of these two water pipelines, one of which serves more than 200,000 citizens, leaves them with no water supply and aggravating the water crisis that the city suffers due to the deliberate targeting of its infrastructure," the statement said.

The municipality of Gaza has begun inspecting the destruction and creating temporary solutions to reduce the water crisis caused by the destruction.

It went on to renew its condemnation of the deliberate targeting of civilian infrastructure, buildings and vital facilities.

READ: 65 Palestinian children killed in Israel bombing of Gaza

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