Israel’s control of access to water

Israel controls the access to water from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Its disproportionate allocation of water, the settlements’ takeover of natural springs, and the prohibition against maintaining and constructing water cisterns in the West Bank without Israeli permits make water a sparse commodity for Palestinians. The image below is a detail from an illustration in a series of infographics on Palestinian civilian life under occupation. See the complete infographic: Visualizing Occupation — Distribution of Water.

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1 thought on “Israel’s control of access to water

  1. delia ruhe

    This has, of course, been going on for years and years. Thirteen years ago I was in Israel and saw the colonizers’ swimming pools sparkling in the blasting sun of the Middle East, while among Palestinians dishes were not getting washed and toilets were not getting flushed.

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