GAZA - More than 4,000 people have been evacuated from flood-damaged homes in northern Gaza in what the United Nations has called "a disaster area", officials said on Saturday.I'm guessing that's the result of poor construction, for example. On a related note, this has been affecting Hamas too. Depending on what mindset specific Gazan Muslims have, I'm not sorry for them.
Flooding has been so severe that access to many homes is by rowing boat and water is reported to be two meters (more than six feet) high in some places. Many people have been trapped inside inundated homes by rising waters.
The flooding is the result of four days of torrential rains.
"Large swathes of northern Gaza are a disaster area with water as far as the eye can see," the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) that administers refugee camps in the Palestinian territory, said in a statement.
The Gaza health ministry said 100 people had suffered injuries in the severe weather, which damaged poorly built homes in the coastal territory, including from car accidents on flooded roads, and items falling from inundated buildings.
Chris Gunness, an UNRWA spokesman, said areas near a refugee camp in northern Gaza "have become a massive lake with two-meter-high waters engulfing homes and stranding thousands."
Saturday, December 14, 2013
FLOODS GALORE IN GAZA
Plenty of snow here in Jerusalem and other parts of the country this week, along with Egypt. But for Gaza, something even worse, and even deserved for anyone who condones Islamofascism: a huge flood that's affected thousands:
Posted by Avi Green at 11:11 AM