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Israel floods Gaza farmland with rainwater, damages crops

GAZA, Friday, February 19, 2021 (WAF) – Israeli forces today flooded large swaths of farmland in the besieged Gaza Strip with rainwater for the second consecutive day, damaging crops, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli forces deliberately opened the gates of the rainwater basins east of Gaza city and Beit Hanoun town, flooding hundreds of donums of farmland and causing substantial material losses to the impoverished farmers.

Israel builds a number of reservoirs to stop rainwater from running through the Gaza valleys in winter. These prevent Palestinians in the enclave from storing rainwater to irrigate their crops and to fill underground wells.

K.F.

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