RAMALLAH, June 15 (JMCC) - Israel is waging a war on Palestinians by stealing their water resources and limiting their access to water, writes Palestinian Water Authority head
Shaddad Attili in the Jerusalem Post
In the opinion piece, he challenges the Israeli assertion that Palestinian have less access to water because officials refuse to meet with their Israeli counterparts, an argument made at a panel earlier this month.
ALL THESE statistics point to the same phenomenon: Palestinians have far less water, not because our lifestyles are different, not because we refuse to meet with Israeli officials, and not because climate change has drained our natural water resources. Rather, it is because successive Israeli government have, engineered artificial water shortages throughout the territories by stealing water that is rightfully ours, by preventing the PA from developing essential water infrastructure, and by routinely interfering with what little infrastructure we have, such as water wells, rainwater cisterns and treatment plants. Until these policies are reversed, solutions for water will remain elusive.