Water crisis

Israel's Policy in Area C, the West Bank
4 Jun 2013

60% of the West Bank is designated Area C, under exclusive Israeli control. It is home to 180,000 Palestinians and includes most West Bank land reserves. Israel, citing “state lands” or “firing zones”, largely prohibits Palestinian construction. Israel’s planning policy ignores local needs: refuses to recognize villages or draft plans; blocks development and infrastructure hook-ups; and demolishes homes. Thousands are in danger of expulsion for living in firing zones or “illegal” communities. Israel has appropriated most water sources and restricts Palestinian access to them.

B'Tselem 2011 annual report
21 Mar 2012

The report surveys the broad spectrum of issues regarding the Israeli authorities' human rights record in the West Bank and Gaza Strip over the past year, the 44th year of the Israeli occupation. An interactive version of the report is available online and distributed through social media. The report documents a sharp increase in the number of uninvolved Palestinians killed by the Israeli security forces in the Gaza Strip in 2011. There was also an increase in the number of Israeli civilians killed by Palestinians, compared to 2010.

Israel's Policy in the Jordan Valley and Northern Dead Sea
12 May 2011

Israel exploits the natural resources in the Jordan Valley more than in the rest of the West Bank and prevents Palestinians from using most of the area's land and water resources.

Neglect of wastewater treatment in the West Bank
28 Jun 2009

The report warns about the danger inherent in neglecting wastewater treatment in the West Bank. The report criticizes both Israel and the Palestinian Authority for their failures, which have harmed the health and future water supply of all residents of Israel and the West Bank.

Israel's Bombing of the Gaza Power Plant and its Effects
1 Sep 2006

The report shows that most residents of the Gaza Strip continue to be cut off from electricity half of every day, with wide-ranging, adverse affects.

The Water Shortage in the Occupied Territories and its Solution in the Final Status Agreement
1 Jul 2000
Human Rights Violations by Israel and the Palestinian National Authority Following the Murders in Wadi Qelt
Joint report with Law - Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment
1 Jul 1999
The Status of Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
1 May 1999
Israel's Responsibility for the Water Shortage in the Occupied Territories
1 Sep 1998