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Water Crisis

In 1967, Israel seized control of all water resources in the newly occupied territories. Israel retains exclusive control over all the water resources between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, except for a small section of the coastal aquifer in the Gaza Strip. Israel uses the water as it sees fit, ignoring the needs of Palestinians in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, subjecting them to a mostly man-made water shortage. Neither area is supplied enough water. In Gaza, even the water that is supplied is substandard and not potable.

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A month after the settler attack: Israel confiscates tent in al-Mufaqarah and destroys dirt road and main pipeline of Masafer Yatta communities in South Hebron Hills

In the morning hours of Monday, 25 October 2021, Civil Administration officials accompanied by soldiers and Border Police officers, and equipped with bulldozers, arrived at the community of al-Mufaqarah in Masafer Yatta. The forces confiscated a…
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Expel and Exploit

The report B’Tselem published today shows how Israel has been taking over Palestinian rural space, fragmenting it, dispossessing its residents of land and water, and handing over these areas to settlers. The process is illustrated through a case…