Repeated land and aerial attacks by the
Israeli military on the northern Gazan community of Beit Hanoun during
the past two weeks have been the direct cause of the destruction of a large
waste water network as well as a major portion of the main water network
of the community. The destruction to the waste water network is bringing
about the flow of waste water into the streets and in the immediate proximity
of the homes of Beit Hanoun. Exposed sewage and waste in such proximity
to the popoulation is a serious health risk and a cause of grave concern.
The destruction to the water network,
estimated at some $US 50,000, has meant that the southern portion of Beit
Hanoun is no longer supplied with water.