Gaza officials resign due to catastrophic flooding

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 Gaza officials resign due to catastrophic flooding

Omar Al-Ghul, a member of the Gaza City Council, announced his resignation on Tuesday due to flooding caused by heavy rains inundated streets in all parts of Gaza City, Al-Quds reported.< br />

the only one to resign, there are three other council members who have resigned despite attempts by the Hamas government to dissuade them from leaving.

Citizens and activists accused the municipality of not paying attention to weather conditions in advance and not taking measures to avoid widespread flooding. However, city officials and local radio stations denied the accusations and said that the infrastructure of Gaza City, like the rest of the region, is worse off due to “continued Zionist aggression”.

Gaza Mayor Yahya Al-Sarraj visited the flooded areas, especially the Al-Shati refugee camp west of Gaza City.

Back in December 2019, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned that 235,000 people in the Gaza area were at risk of flooding. winter season due to possible overflow of stormwater runoff and sewage pumping stations. This can put already vulnerable populations at risk of waterborne diseases, loss of property, disrupted access to livelihoods and services, and forced displacement.”

In July 2022, the IDF reported that Hamas had built new underground networks in various areas of the Strip. The tunnels run under civilian buildings, knowing that an Israeli attack on these targets would be condemned by the world media as a provocation. If the flooded tunnels collapse, hospitals , mosques, universities and factories will also collapse with them. RLD_disasters/status/1589949321566646274?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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