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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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Wave of demolitions in West Bank, Fasayil a-Tahta, The Jordan Valley, 25 November 2020

As part of Israel’s efforts to take over more land in the West Bank, authorities destroyed on 25 November 2020 the homes of 44 Palestinians (22 of them minors) and cut off entire communities from the water supply. Some of the homes demolished…
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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…