Professor Davidovich emphasizes that water is crucial to hygiene in the Gaza region, and its lack can lead to the spread of diseases. Basic operations such as bathing, hand washing, and using the toilet become impossible without water, increasing the risk of diseases such as intestinal or respiratory infections. The Israeli army has instructed soldiers not to use water from Gaza and to receive their own water supply.
Moreover, Professor Davidovich highlights the issue of fuel shortages, which affects sewage treatment and desalination machines. This results in the release of hundreds of millions of liters of sewage into the sea, impacting Israel’s shores. Water tests have confirmed the presence of impurities reaching the country’s shores, with the situation worsening due to the collapse of Gaza’s sewage system and the current rainy season.
The lack of vaccinations in Gaza also poses a risk of outbreaks of diseases like polio or measles, which have regional and international significance. Professor Davidovich urges the international community to take responsibility for aiding Gaza.