Around 80,000 Palestinians in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) have been without water for more than three days, a report says. According to the report by the Middle East Monitor publication on Saturday, the Israeli water company Gihon made the announcement on Friday.
"About 80,000 Palestinians in four Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem and its outskirts have been suffering from complete loss of water for three days," the Israeli firm’s statement read.The company said the reason for the cut in water supplies is the water infrastructure in the neighborhoods.
Meanwhile, the inhabitants at the Palestinian refugee camps of Su'fat, Ras Khamis and Ras Shihadeh, as well as al-Salam suburb, said they were experiencing complete lack of water for several days.
The residents said in a statement that tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees and citizens have been without water in three neighborhoods since the beginning of the last week.
The statement blamed the Israeli water company, the only body that can supply water to East al-Quds, saying, "It started reducing water portions two weeks ago… And in the end it completely stopped the water."
Khalid al-Khaldi, the deputy head of the popular committee in Su'fat refugee camp, said "There are about 23,000 Palestinian refugees and citizens in the camp and they have not had water for three days. In Ras Shihadeh, there has been no water for 20 days."