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Gaza also flooded; Palestinians blame IDF

Palestinians say IDF made situation worse by opening dam flooding many houses. State of emergency declared in West Bank; vehicles, house catch fire

Ali Waked Published: 01.19.10, 00:26 / Israel News

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip accused Israel on Monday of being responsible for making flooding worse. According to their claims, the IDF opened a dam between the city of Gaza and the central Gaza Strip, which caused flooding in dozens of houses.

In the Eshkol regional council, which borders the Strip, the claims were dismissed. The council said it knew nothing of such a dam.

Palestinian medical sources said that civil defense services had evacuated dozens of houses in the area after they had been flooded. No injuries were reported. Palestinian rescue personnel are working to clear the water but many residents are still unable to return home. The civil defense

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Added: Jan-18-2010 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Gaza Flooding, Blaming Israel, State of Emergency, West Bank
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