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Water shortage in Yatta, Hebron district, summer 2005

Muhammad Hamamdeh, Water supervisor of the Yatta municipality I live in Yatta and have been in charge of the municipality's water system since 1974. I maintain the water system and am responsible for

Water shortage in a-Sfai al-Fuqa in the Southern Hebron Hills, December 2004

Su'ad Makhamra, mother of ten I live with my husband and two of our children in a cave in a-Sfai al-Fauka. Five of our children, three girls and two boys, live in a house that we have in Yatta , where
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B'Tselem report indicates most West Bank wastewater is improperly treated, endangering the Mountain Aquifer

In its report Foul Play: Neglect of Wastewater Treatment in the West Bank, published today (Sunday, 28.06.2009), Israeli human rights group B'Tselem warns about the danger inherent in neglecting waste
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Not Even A Drop

B'Tselem Publishes New Report: "Not Even a Drop - The Water Crisis in Palestinian Villages Without a Water Network" Some two hundred thousand Palestinians living in 218 West Bank villages are not conn
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Expel and Exploit: A new B’Tselem report surveys the Israeli practice of taking over rural Palestinian land

About two weeks ago, Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs approved the Regulation Bill, which is meant to retroactively grant legitimacy to dispossessing Palestinians of land, includ
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Joint letter to Defense Minister: Gaza Strip civilian infrastructure is collapsing

Israel must repair the infrastructure and refrain from harming technicians who set out to do this work Palestinians fill bottles and containers with water from a public tap in Rafah. Photo: Ibrahim Ab
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Undeniable discrimination in the amount of water allocated to Israelis and Palestinians

Water truck at Khirbet Jenbah, South Hebron Hills. Village is not hooked up to water grid. Photo by Oren Ziv, Activestills, 3 January 2013. Following the Knesset debate today, B'Tselem publishes a sho
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New report to mark 46 years of occupation: Israel's control of Area C harms Palestinians throughout West Bank

Children of the Jahalin tribe. Israel plans to expel the area’s Bedouin villagers to expand the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim (background). Photo: ‘Amer ‘Awad, Reuters, 16 June 2012 Israel’s policy in A

Act of Vengeance

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.