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Palestine Research Paper

December 6, 2020
Carcamo 1
Joaquin Carcamo
Professor Hall
CO 150: College Composition
1 May 2019
Health Problems in Palestine
Typically, health issues are always present in every country, whether it’s too expensive,
or they don’t have enough supplies for medicine. But states like Palestine happen to have these 2
problems. Since health care is basically controlled by the government, the lack of proper
budgeting in the state affects everyone’s health, including the rich. There are many solutions to
increase the health availability in the state, but political problems, as well as environmental ones
keep dragging the Palestine’s opportunities down, closely defining it as a “failed state”.
The water in places like in the Gaza Strip, a territory of Palestine, is slowly becoming the
worst quality in the Middle East as of 2019. There have been several causes of why the water is
bad, a few include the combination of wastewater, the agrochemicals, and saline water. The
ongoing conflict with Israel also sums up a lot on the quality of it, due to Israel blocking many
accesses of both Gaza and West Bank’s water supply exportations. The access for Palestinians is
even more limited, as at least 90% of Gaza relies on water tanks that run through private
companies or the limited service from the government. A survey released in 2010 showed that
83% of Gazans buy from private vendors or resellers, and much of these residents spend as much
as one third of their income in water.
Carcamo 2
The consumable water is the most limited. A big source of good quality water is the
Mountain Aquifer, but since Palestinians rely in it and the demand is high, the aquifer is slowly
running out of actual consumable water (Lazarou). It is worth mentioning that the civilians at the
Gaza Strip were set restrictions on how much water they use daily from the aquifer, accounting
up to 8 hours a day for the domestic use for at least half of the population based on necessity,
while the rest gets the same amount but for every 2 days, compared to the average use of Israelis
of 300 liters a day. This comes as a result of a daily average of 70 liters of water for every
civilian for domestic causes, such as hygiene. The World Health Organization recommends that
every civilian should at least use 100 liters a day for a sufficient use physically. But since the

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