Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Nov 9 (Pressa Latina) Like the rest of the world, the Palestinian Territories are today suffering the effects of climate change, exacerbated by Israeli occupation, Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayyeh condemned.
Israeli settlements are destroying nature, depleting resources, including water, and dumping solid and hazardous waste on Palestinian lands, the head of government told the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Warned speaking in, which is celebrated in this Egyptian city.
He highlighted that the occupation destroyed more than 2.5 million trees since 1967, including 800 thousand olive trees.
Shatayeh warned that the Dead Sea, a salt lake that receives water from the Jordan River, is on track to disappear due to its depletion due to the neighboring nation’s uncontrolled use.
He stressed that through its colonial system, Israel extracts $41 billion worth of Palestinian resources annually.
He explained that Israelis consume three times more water than Palestinians, and explained that the latter face a liquid shortage of 135 million cubic meters each year.
The prime minister said the world was still far from the target set by the Paris conference to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.
Like many dignitaries from underdeveloped countries, the head of the Palestinian government assured that more money is needed from rich countries to cope with this crisis.
Renewable energy requires infrastructure, recalled Shatayeh, who believed that financing industrialized countries should be a moral problem and a collective responsibility.
He concluded that the world is facing deadly climate realities such as floods, droughts, fires and hurricanes, which are a matter of life and death for all.