Palestine: flooding in the Gaza Strip
Created: 10/01/2023 +


Since November 2022, Gaza has been experiencing intermittent heavy rainfall that has accumulated in Israeli-controlled dams and reservoirs near the Gaza Strip. Between 24–26 December 2022, Israeli authorities opened dam gates and levees along the perimeter fence east of Gaza, flooding the central and southern areas of the Gaza Strip with accumulated rainwater. Flooding has submerged many homes in neighbourhoods in Deir al-Balah governorate in the centre of Gaza city. These neighbourhoods include Deir al-Balah and az-Zawaida towns and al-Bureij refugee camp.