Report: Palestinians denied water
bbc / Amnesty International
27-Oct-2009 (5 comments)

Israel is denying Palestinians access to even the basic minimum of clean, safe water, Amnesty International says.
In a report, the human rights group says Israeli water restrictions discriminate against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
It says that in Gaza, Israel's blockade has pushed the already ailing water and sewage system to "crisis point".
Israel says the report is flawed and the Palestinians get more water than was agreed under the 1990s peace deal.
In the 112-page report, Amnesty says that on average Palestinian daily water consumption reaches 70 litres a day, compared with 300 litres for the Israelis.
It says that some Palestinians barely get 20 litres a day - the minimum recommended even in humanitarian emergencies.
While Israeli settlers in the West Bank enjoy lush gardens and swimming pools, Amnesty describes a series of Israeli measures it says are discriminating against Palestinians:
* Israel has "entirely appropriated the Palestinians' share of the Jordan river" and uses 80% of a key shared aquifer
* West Bank Palestinians are not allowed to drill wells without Israeli permits, which are "often impossible" to obtain
* Rainwater harvesting cisterns are "often destroyed by the Israeli army"
* Israeli soldiers confiscated a water tanker from villagers who were trying to remain in land Israel had declared a "closed military area"
* An unnamed Israel... >>>

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The UN and other nations

by Cost-of-Progress on

Will do as much for Pals as they have for the Iranian citizens getting raped, executed, beaten to death, etc...etc... BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT.

That would




Mola Nasredeen

Zionist Israeli are free loaders and the most racist/opperssive

by Mola Nasredeen on

people on this earth. And what do Western powers do? Nothing, but supporting this fascit regime to the teeth. Thanks for posting.


Shah Ghollam

by IRANdokht on

I am sorry I completely missed your post and reposted the same news.

It was too early in the morning... my bad!

When I saw this article this morning, it was so sad to look at that child's face and know how these people are being mistreated every single day for generations now...  The worst part is that the Israelis show no remorse in committing these heinous acts and the world has been quietly witnessing these crimes. Now with the new awareness we see from UN and AI recent reports, maybe, just maybe the world conscience would awaken and the world would unanimously stop this slow genocide. 

Wishful thinking, I know...


Shah Ghollam

As I said

by Shah Ghollam on

in my similar post earlier, "Shemr o Yazid are alive and well as Israeli citizens"!


Thanks for reporting this,

by Bavafa on

Thanks for reporting this, the Zionist crimes has no limit.