Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Truth Behind the Palestinian Water Libels

The Truth Behind the Palestinian Water Libels 

by Prof. Haim Gvirtzman 

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 238, February 24, 2014 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Water shortages in the Palestinian Authority are the result of Palestinian policies that deliberately waste water and destroy the regional water ecology. The Palestinians refuse to develop their own 
significant underground water resources, build a seawater desalination plant, fix massive leakage from their municipal water pipes, build sewage treatment plants, irrigate land with treated sewage effluents or modern water-saving devices, or bill their own citizens for consumer water usage, leading to enormous waste. At the same time, they drill illegally into Israel’s water resources, and send their sewage flowing into the valleys and streams of central Israel. In short, the Palestinian Authority is using water as a weapon against the State of Israel. It is not interested in practical solutions to solve the Palestinian people’s water shortages, but rather 
perpetuation of the shortages and the besmirching of Israel. 

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