Water as a Weapon Against Palestinians

 

From: Water Justice in Palestine <waterjusticeinpalestine@gmail.com>

Subject: Fact #151: Water as a weapon against Palestinians

 

Fact

This week, the Israeli military once again destroyed pipelines that supplied irrigation water to the West Bank village of Bardala. The village depends on agriculture for its main source of income.

Bardala was already suffering water shortage, due to Israel’s refusal to provide it with more than 100 cubic meters of water/hr. (The necessary minimum is 240.) 

Before Israel’s occupation of Palestine, Bardala’s wells provided more than sufficient water.

In 1974, Israel and its water company, Mekorot, closed Bardala’s wells, demanded the village’s residents pay to receive water from their own springs, and built several deep wells on Bardala’s lands for use by Israelis only.

In 2006, Mekorot further reduced Bardala’s water supply by 75%. 

In 2017, Israel bulldozed Bardala’s rebuilt water outlets and destroyed 168 meters of pipelines to farms.

A month later, Israeli soldiers shot at the village’s peaceful Right to Water march of 500

 

Sources

 

See our blog  for the article Trump to Palestinians: surrender and we’ll give you a pretend ‘state’ and water too.

Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine

Facebook | Website waterjusticeinpalestine.org | Twitter @WaterPalestine

 

Sources

 

See our blog  for the article Trump to Palestinians: surrender and we’ll give you a pretend ‘state’ and water too.

Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine

Facebook | Website waterjusticeinpalestine.org | Twitter @WaterPalestine