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180,000 residents of Nablus suffering acute water shortage since June

Residents of Nablus lack sufficient water all year round and especially in summer. The shortage has grown worse in recent years due to low rainfall. Israel prevents the Palestinians from digging new w

23 August 2010: Water supplied in Gaza unfit for drinking; Israel prevents entry of materials needed to repair system

Almost 95 percent of the water pumped in the Gaza Strip is polluted and unfit for drinking. This warning was recently issued by the UN Environment Programme, the Palestinian Water Authority, the Coast

Khirbet Susiya – a village under threat of demolition

The Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya has existed in the South Hebron Hills at least since the 1830s. Its residents have traditionally earned a living from shepherding and growing olive trees. In

The economic crisis aggravates the water shortage in the Occupied Territories

Residents of the West Bank suffer from a water shortage all year long. The shortage is particularly felt in the summer, and this year will likely be worse because of the economic crisis in the area. I

28.10.07: Severe water shortage in Hebron District

Since the summer began, tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Hebron District have been suffering one of the worst shortages of water for household needs in recent years. The shortage is particular

22.3.09: World Water Day – 22 March – waters that cross borders

The UN's sixteenth World Water Day, being commemorated today, is dedicated to cross-border waters. Israel and the Palestinians in the West Bank have two trans-border water systems. One is the abovegro

Khirbet a-Duqaiqah

Khirbet a-Duqaiqah, South Hebron Hills, 19 August 2012. Photo: Nasser Nawaj'ah, B'Tselem The village of Khirbet a-Duqaiqah in the South Hebron Hills is home to over 300 residents. Although the village

The Jordan Valley

The Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea span some 160,000 hectares, comprising almost 30% of the West Bank. In 2016, approximately 65,000 Palestinians and 11,000 settlers lived there. Almost 90% o


Palestinian Residential Areas in Area C* of the West Bank Not Connected to a Running-Water Network as of 2013* District No. of residential areas No. of residents in these residential areas al-Quds 15

Civil Administration dismantles, confiscates water pipes in Khirbet Yarza, Jordan Valley

Video: Civil Administration confiscating Yarza's water pipes, filmed by 'Aref Daraghmeh, B'Tselem On 29 January 2015, Civil Administration representatives came to the Khirbet Yarza community in the Jo