Israeli authorities have recently started construction work for establishing the first weather station in the occupied West Bank to provide services for Israeli settlers, Israeli television's Channel 7 reported.
The weather station will be established in the city of Hebron (south of Jerusalem) by Ben-Gurion University in collaboration with the Israel's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Israel already has 40 weather stations located in on the land occupied in 1948. The new station will be the first in the West Bank.Channel 7 added that the station will serve Israeli settlers working in the agricultural sector, proving them with accurate information about the weather and rain in the area.
Other services that the station will offer to settlers include soil testing and providing information on groundwater, Channel 7 reported, adding that most settler farmers in the area cultivate grapes that get exported to international markets.
In defiance to international law and to objections by the international community, Israel has continued to construct new settlements and expand existing settlements to house more Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Palestinian territories that have been occupied by Israel since the 1967 war.