Archive for the ‘Palestine’ Category

Israel’s Weaponization of Water

Via TriContinental, commentary on Israel’s use of water as a weapon in its war against Palestinians by denying access and destroying infrastructure: By November 2023, it was already clear that the Israeli government had begun to deny Palestinians in Gaza access to water. ‘Every hour that passes with Israel preventing the provision of safe drinking […]

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Palestinian President Accuses Israel of ‘Deliberately Causing Thirst’ in Gaza

Via Anadolu Agency, a report on the immense water scarcity pressure in the Gaza Strip: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of “deliberately causing thirst” and spreading diseases in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian news agency, WAFA. Abbas made the remarks on World Water Day, which is celebrated annually on March […]

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The Red-Dead Sea Canal: A Fading Pipe Dream To Fix The Middle East’s Water Woes

Via IFL Science, a look at the proposed Red-Dead Sea Canal which, with relationships in the Middle East at an all-time low, the Red Sea–Dead Sea may never come to fruition: Two fingers of the Red Sea – the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba – rise through the Middle East between Egypt, […]

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Jordan Will Not Sign Water-for-Energy Deal With Israel

Via the Jordan Times, a report that Jordan will will not sign water-for-energy deal with Israel in light of the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Thursday that Jordan will not sign a water-for-energy deal with Israel in light of the ongoing war on the […]

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People of Gaza Need A ‘Water Ceasefire’

Via the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, commentary on the need for a water ceasefire in Gaza: The grainy night-time video footage from northern Gaza shows a flood coursing down the streets. Four weeks into Israel’s bombing campaign, a critical water tank was hit in the Jabalia refugee camp, sending the contents of the reservoir streaming. Even amidst everything […]

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Gaza’s Water Crisis: From Lever Of Occupation To Weapon Of War

Via WorldCrunch, a report on how shortages of water, which have ultimately long been controlled by Israel, have long been a brutal reality for the Palestinians of Gaza. Now with the ongoing bombing and siege campaign, the daily search for water has become central to the struggle to survive. Firas, a young Palestinian man from […]

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