Israel leaves Palestinians thirsty

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As summer enters its height

AL-KHLIL, (PIC)– Throughout the summer months, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank suffer a severe shortage of water and it is getting worse year after year, as the result of Israeli policy of unfair allocation of water resources in the West Bank. The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) stated that Palestine suffers from the unfair distribution of water sources, which remain under almost full Israeli control, in total violation of the international law. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), 51 million cubic meters were allocated for Palestinian farmers in 2011 while 1,042 million cubic meters were allocated for the Israelis during the same reported period. The 1993 Oslo Peace Accord stated that the Palestinians should yearly have 118 million cubic meters; however, they are currently using 87 million cubic meters of water. Israel exploits approximately 80% of the renewal water…

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