RAMALLAH, Tuesday, July 02, 2019 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed today that laboratory tests have determined that water sources in Marda village in the north of West Bank is now clean, a week after over 800 of the village residents suffered symptoms of poisoning that turned out to be from polluted water.

The Ministry announced in a press statement that tests conducted for the village’s water source verified that drinking water supplies are now free from contaminants.

It added that no new poisoning cases have been reported in the village since the middle of the previous week.

Up to 850 Palestinians from Marda were treated last week for vomiting, diarrhea and acute abdominal pain, which turned out to be from the contaminated drinking water.

Feeling responsible for the incident, Marda village council rendered its resignation to the Minister of Local Government on June 29, according to a statement by the council, but the minister has rejected it asked the council to continue with its work.