Israeli billionaire hopes to bring water to parched Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Georgian-Israeli billionaire believes he has found a solution to the Gaza Strip’s chronic water crisis. Michael Mirilashvili wants to deliver hundreds of generators that produce drinking water out of thin air. His company, Watergen, has already delivered two of the machines to Gaza in a rare case of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation in the Hamas-ruled enclave. Last week, one machine was installed at a Gaza children’s hospital. Just a day after delivery, the generator, a large blue cube roughly the size of a vending machine, began producing cold, clean water for the hospital’s pediatric cancer ward.