Plastic swimming pool in Israel hits record high after Israel’s military declares victory over Hamas
Posted On July 9, 2021
A plastic swimming pond in the West Bank city of Ramallah has hit a new record high, with the number of people swam there exceeding 4,000, marking the first time in nearly 20 years that the number exceeded 4,200.
The water in the pool has been purified, and the owners of the pool have been allowed to return it to its former condition, the city’s health minister said on Sunday.
The Palestinian Authority-run Health Ministry reported earlier on Sunday that water levels in the Gaza Strip were rising by 5.2 meters (18 feet) per day.
The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since 2007 and was under the control of Hamas for years.
The city of Beit Lahiya, located about 90 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of Ramle, has been hit hard by the blockade, with its water pumping capacity reduced to less than 10 percent of its capacity.
Israel imposed a three-week-old blockade in response to rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel on Monday.
The country has since eased restrictions and eased restrictions on movement of goods and people.