Israel Admits Cutting Water Supplies to Palestinians in Occupied Territories

Israel’s Water Authority today confirmed last week’s reports that the state-run water company had dramatically cut water supplies to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, saying the hot weather is leading to a localized “shortage.”…

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in the area haven’t had running water in over a month and a half how, and many have had to draw from agricultural water sources just to survive. The Israelis maintain settlers have complained of “shortages” as well, but indications are that consumption rates within the settlements have simply gone up because of the heat, and it’s not a question of them not having any water.