Israel cuts back water supply to Salfit: Summer 2016

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September 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 (population: 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 amount the WHO recommends and the amount it supplies to Israelis. In this video, Jamal Shahin, from Salfit, speaks about the severe damage the sudden water cutback caused his dairy farm.