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Collaborative Water Management: A Building Block for Peace between between Israelis and Palestinians

Via The Conversation, a look at how collaborative water management can be a building block for peace between Israelis and Palestinians: Water is a central element of the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Israel controls several water pipelines entering Gaza, much as it controls most of life there. But water can also be […]

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Thirsty Families in Gaza Eke Out Trickle of Water

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at how – after Israel imposed its siege on the coastal enclave – UN agencies are warning people are resorting to drinking dirty water: Hana Abu Awda and the 40 people with whom she shares a home in Rafah, at the southern end of the Gaza strip, have […]

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Palestinian Water Woes Highlight Dashed Hopes of Oslo Accords

Via Al Monitor, a report on how Palestinian water woes highlight the dashed hopes of the Oslo Accords: Thirty years after the landmark Oslo Accords, Palestinian hopes for statehood seem as remote as ever and popular frustration is rife — nowhere more than over access to water. The Israeli-Palestinian dispute centres on land but also […]

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Israel – Palestine Water Tension Reflects Broader Battle

Via AP News, commentary on how – as Israeli settlements thrive – Palestinian taps run dry: Across the dusty villages of the occupied West Bank, where Israeli water pipes don’t reach, date palms have been left to die. Greenhouses are empty and deserted. Palestinians say they can barely get enough water to bathe their children […]

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Israel: Use Water To ‘The Last Drop’

Courtesy of The Frontier Post, a report on Israel’s pioneering use of water ‘to the last drop’ In the scorching summer heat, an Israeli farmer tends to a dripline taking a mix of ground and recycled water to palm trees – an approach honed for decades in the arid country and now drawing wide interest […]

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‘Water Apartheid’: How Israel Weaponizes Water in the Gaza Strip

Via Middle East Eye, commentary on Palestinians living under Israeli occupation whose access to clean water is severely restricted: The seizure of water to drive people from their land has long served as a tool of colonial domination. That process is well advanced in the occupied West Bank where water has been controlled by Israel since its occupation began […]

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