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Israel cuts water supply to Salfit, summer 2016

27 Sep 2016

In early June, during the month of Ramadan, the Israeli water company, Mekorot, cut back water supply to several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank, including the town of Salfit, which has a population of about 15,000. These communities suffered from an acute water shortage throughout the summer, and continue to suffer from it today. Israel has exclusive control over the supply of water to the entire West Bank, and the amount of water it supplies to Palestinians falls short of the minimum recommended by the World Health Organization, and far short of the amount supplied to Israelis. In this video, Jamal Shahin, from Salfit, speaks about the severe damage the sudden water cutback caused his cow farm and dairy factory.