The British engineering company Arup has unveiled plans to join the Zionist regime’s water company Mekorot in carrying out water projects across the world, irrespective of water scarcity in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Mark Fletcher, a senior executive at the British company, said the partnership could begin in Myanmar by working on projects, including water recycling, desalination, and general water supply.
According to Richard Falk, a UN special rapporteur on Palestine, the declared partnership comes at a time when the Zionist regime’s occupation is blocking Palestinians from enjoying their rightful share of water resources in the Occupied Territories as well as the besieged Gaza Strip.
The UN special rapporteur says the Zionist regime has also been destroying water collection facilities of Palestinians, alleging that they operate without valid permits.
This is while that the Zionist regime’s blockade of Gaza has also exacerbated water scarcity and the lack of adequate sanitation facilities in the Strip.
Meanwhile, almost 90 percent of the water entering Gaza is deemed as unfit for human consumption as it is polluted with raw sewage and rising seawater infiltration.
Falk has strongly censured the Zionist regime army’s attacks on water and sanitation facilities in the Palestinian territories during its incursions. Zionist regime has completely destroyed at least 306 water wells in Gaza since 2005.