“They are now not allowing desalination plants in and water purification plants in and without water you cannot live and the UN report stated that by 2016 that the water in Gaza will be undrinkable and by 2020 the aquifer will be beyond repair,” said Derek Graham a pro-Palestine Irish activist in a Wednesday interview with Press TV.
The Israeli regime denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education.
- “The UN recently issued a report which was very alarming, probably you have all that I have accounted and that was the fact that Gaza is going to be unlivable by the year 2020. It is very evidence that this five year old siege is crippling all Gazans and every aspect and facets of their lives especially when it comes to, for example, medicine and lack of it,” he added.
On October 20, Israeli forces intercepted Estelle and escorted the vessel to the port of Ashdod. The Tel Aviv regime forces also detained the peace activists. It was the latest of more than a dozen ships that had tried to break the blockade since 2010.
He also pointed out that the Israeli regime has tested illegal weapons on the coastal enclave, which “should not be used in civilian areas but yet the Israelis use them with impunity. It is unjust and they are allowed to do this and get away with it because they have the Americans backing of what they do.”
Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.