Water 'Catastrophe' Looms in Gaza as Israel Steps Up Airstrikes

July 16, 2014 11:35 AM

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Water 'Catastrophe' Looms in Gaza as Israel Steps Up Airstrikes

TEL AVIV, Israel - A humanitarian catastrophe looms in the Gaza Strip due to a lack of water, aid agencies warned as Israel intensified air attacks on Wednesday and ordered 100,000 Palestinians to evacuate border areas.

"Water is becoming contaminated and sewage is overflowing, bringing a serious risk of disease," de Maio added.

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