Category: Middle East

96% of Gaza’s water unfit for use

Some 96 per cent of Gaza’s underground water is unusable as it does not comply with global standards, the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) said yesterday. In a statement, the authority said that the water situation…

Abbas accepts gradual Israeli withdrawal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians could accept an Israeli military presence in the West Bank for a three-year transition period as part of a peace deal.  But Abbas says “whoever proposes 10 or 15…