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Palestinians Face Food and Water Crisis in the West Bank Spurred By Israeli Control of Resources


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Carrie
- 683 days ago - alternet.org
Israel now controls 85 percent of the water resources in the West Bank. Palestinians can barely afford their own drinking water--much less the necessary water to irrigate their orchards and crops.



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JL A. (275)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:09 pm
Given the pollution of water issues in a past article, this seems to be comparable to many humanitarian crises we've heard about around the world deserving of action by churches, charities and other persons of faith.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday October 8, 2012, 4:35 am
Thanks.
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:59 am

A Fact: The Apartheid Wall - Israel needs to realize that the population of the Palestinian people is growing at a much faster rate than Israel. Find a path to peace, make needed compromises or perish. It should make no difference how one feels about Israel or Palestine, the facts of the conditions for the people not the politics are undeniable. People no matter what their religion, just want to live and care for their families. Give peace a chance.

"Unlike the Palestinian farmers, these Israeli farmers have access to the necessary water resources to irrigate their crops. While state-of-the-art irrigation technology nourishes these crops, and ensures their abundance and profitability, Palestinians must rely solely on inconsistent rainwater for irrigation. This is because Israel, not Palestine, controls the vast majority of water resources in the West Bank."
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:56 pm
Noted & thanks, Carrie. Ditto what Kit & J.L. said....a humanitarian issue. I've read so many articles about how the people of these two countries don't want war, they want to live in peace--like most sane people. If only their leaders would listen to them.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Monday October 8, 2012, 3:00 pm
You need many more green stars Kit! Thank you.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:33 pm
noted, thank you Carrie
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 6:28 pm
Good article. Thanks Carrie.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:43 pm
Kit, Arab population does not grow as fast, as it used to be. On the other hand, neither Israeli, nor Western taxpayers do not have to support unlimited population growth, encouraged by the Islamists.

Gaza, Egypt, Israel - do not have lands great for agriculture. Israelis developed know-hows and can squeeze it well, Arab States are lagging behind. When Arabs entities switch the focus of their investment from Jihad to science, the results on the ground will be different.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 8:59 pm
Bob Algeron, what rubbish you posted. Where is there any honesty or justice for the Palestinians?
 
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