Israel doesn’t give water to the Palestinians. Rather, it sells it to them at full price.
Israel has adopted a drip-feed approach to providing the Palestinians with water instead of letting them control their own natural resource. Israel imposed a scandalously uneven, humiliating and infuriating division of the water resources of the West Bank.
The Palestinians were allotted 118 million cubic meters (mcm) per year from three aquifers via drilling, agricultural wells, springs and precipitation. Pay attention, Rino Tzror: the same deal allotted Israel 483 mcm annually from the same resources (and it has also exceeded this limit in some years).
In other words, some 20 percent goes to the Palestinians living in the West Bank, and about 80 percent goes to Israelis – on both sides of the Green Line – who also enjoy resources from the rest of the country. Continue reading…>> http://sabbah.in/1mo8LS4