Sameh A. Habeeb is a photojournalist and founder of The Palestine Telegraph Newspaper, and a peace activist who has taken workshops on the Palestine-Israel conflict to Britain, Italy, Holland and France. Sameh has reported on the last three years of siege and the recent war in Gaza on a freelance basis for BBC, CNN, CBC, ABC, Democracy Now, Netwerk T.V. and other news outlets. He also blogs at www.gazatoday.blogspot.com
Many Israeli spokespersons maintain that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and that the siege is being lifted. Facts on the ground indicate otherwise. The water crisis is a major continuation of the siege by other means.