A Palestinian man walks near a sewage reservoir after it has collapsed causing a flood and damaging farms in Sheikh Ejleen neighborhood of Gaza City, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A sewage reservoir in Gaza has collapsed, flooding about 25 acres of farmland and signaling yet another warning over the need to address the exacerbating water and sewage crisis. On Wednesday, sewer trucks were still sucking wastewater pools from unpaved lanes, groves, chicken farms and beehives in Sheikh Ejleen neighborhood, south Gaza City, a day after one side of the pond collapsed.

Israel’s Ongoing Blockade Of Gaza Could Force Palestinians To Drink Sewage

Gaza’s sewage treatment plant can’t function without reliable electricity, and Israel’s ongoing blockade on supplies like cement has hampered efforts to improve the region’s infrastructure.