Author Archives: Marta Fortunato

About Marta Fortunato

Marta Fortunato is an Italian journalist and she has been living in Palestine for more than a year. She worked for the the Alternative Information Center and she volunteered for the Jordan Valley Solidarity living in the village of al-Jiftlik (Jordan Valley). Now she is doing an internship with the EWASH Advocay Task Force campaigning for water rights for Palestinians.

Palestinian villages struggle as Israeli settlement waste contaminates the environment

Since 1967, Israel has consistently failed to provide Palestinians with efficient sewage and waste water facilities and at the same time the Israeli settlements have started discharging untreated domestic and industrial sewage onto the aquifer, causing the contamination of ground water and the destruction of Palestinian agricultural fields. Above, Palestinian children play in a polluted stream contaminated by wastewater from Ariel settlement.

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