View photos Dozens of people have been treated after swimming along the Gaza Strip’s filthy Mediterranean coastline in the past two months (AFP Photo/MAHMUD HAMS) More
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The death of a little boy after swimming in polluted seawater has put the spotlight on Gaza’s pollution crisis and the human impact of desperate electricity shortages in the Palestinian enclave.
Mohammed al-Sayis, five, died late last month a few days after swimming in the sewage-polluted waters, with his brothers also hospitalised, his family and health ministry said.
Dozens of others have been treated after swimming along the strip’s filthy Mediterranean coastline in the past two months, a ministry spokesman in Gaza said.
Pollution in Gaza is not