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The Gaza water crisis: has your MP signed?

An ‘Early Day Motion’ has been tabled in Parliament to bring the issue of the water crisis to the attention of the British government, asking for intervention. Early Day Motion 1062 calls on the Government to recognise the dire water situation faced by Palestinians in Gaza and to lobby Israel to ensure adequate water sources and supplies are restored.

“That this House calls on the Government to recognise the dire water situation faced by Palestinians in Gaza; notes reports by both the World Bank and the United Nations Environment Programme that found the water crisis in Gaza to be critical and potentially irreversible by 2020; recognises that Gaza is almost completely dependent on a coastal aquifer but that low levels of rainfall have left it filled with inconsumable sea water; expresses concern that Israeli occupation policies in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip mean that essential access to consumable water supplies by Palestinians is hampered; and calls on the Government to lobby its counterparts in Israel to ensure adequate water sources and supplies are restored.”

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/1062

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About Faversham and Whitstable Palestine Solidarity Campaign

We are one of over forty branches of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign across England and Wales, campaigning for Palestinian self determination, national, human and civil rights.

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