Israel Steals 85% of Palestinian Water

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Related Special Topic – No Water, No Sewerage

Palestine News Network – Thursday, 05 January 2012










Jamil Matawir, deputy chairman of the PA Ministry of Environmental Affairs, said on Sunday that Israel controls up to 85% of Palestinian wells and underground water resources, negatively affecting the Palestinian ecosystem.


The conference in Ramallah where Matawir was speaking was held to “shed light on Israeli occupation polices against Palestinian water [resources], depriving people in Gaza and the West Bank.”


Matawir called on the United Nations to send a mission to investigate the effect of Israeli control of Palestinian water resources on the environment.


General director of the National Water Council Ahmed al-Hindi said the average individual Palestinian consumption reaches to 70 liters of water a day, in some rural areas going as low as 20 liters. The recommended level of the…

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