Dozens of Palestinian homes were flooded in the Gaza Valley area on Monday evening, and hundreds of families were rendered homeless after Israel opened one of its dams that were overfilled with heavy rain water.Local civil defense teams, and medics of the Military Medical Services in Gaza, rushed to rescue the flooded area and rescued seven residents who reached a near death situation they were swept away by the flood.
The Civil Defense teams said that this was a deliberate Israeli attempt to flood the area after the Israeli authorities opened the dams allowing the water through.
Adham Abu Salima, media spokesperson of the Military Medical Services in Gaza, stated that the efforts are still ongoing to rescue the families that became homeless due to the flood.
Dozens of families were moved to secured areas and received the needed aid and medical attention.
Abu Salima stated that approximately 100 families were flooded, and that the Israeli aggression and war left hundreds of home vulnerable to any natural disaster.
Dozens of homes were vacated in Juhr Al Deek area, and areas surrounding the Gaza Valley due to the flood.
Last year, the same area was flooded leading to destruction of property and several casualties.