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3,500 Palestinians without water as Israel destroys water pipelines

An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian house [Wisam Hashlamoun/Apa Images]
An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian house [Wisam Hashlamoun/Apa Images]

Israeli bulldozers destroyed all the water pipelines providing services to the village of Bardala yesterday morning in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tubas.

Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley, told Ma’an that four Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli military jeeps and officials from Israel’s Civil Administration, destroyed all the main lines providing Bardala with water, leaving some 3,500 residents of the village without access to any water.

Bisharat added that Israeli forces claimed that residents in the village were stealing the water through the lines in order to use the water for agriculture and farming. But Bisharat rejected the accusation.

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200,000Palestinians in the occupied West Bank do not have access to running water

Israel does not provide Palestinians with enough water, Bisharat said, and the Israeli government aims to expel Palestinians from their homes.

Earlier this year, Israeli forces destroyed a water pipeline running between the Bedouin communities of Al-Hadidiya and Al-Ras Al-Ahmar in the northern Jordan Valley, east of the Tubas district.

Amnesty International estimates that up to 200,000 Palestinians in the West Bank do not have access to running water.

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  • Kelli Hernandez

    Israel has a right to NOTHING. And it’s racist, ZIONISTS who spread disinformation. The Askenazi are NOT the descendants of Abraham or Jacob. They are imposters. They are TALMUD, NOT Torah reading ‘Jews’, who came and committed murder and mahem in 1948, forcing Arabs and the Palestinian birthright from their homes.
    Some know the truth.
    Israel has no more right to exist than anyone else. Facts don’t lie and information is easily researched.
    Apartheid, genocide and war are not of GOD.

    • A.S.F.

      “Israel has a right to NOTHING”? And you accuse ISRAEL of apartheid ambitions? What a hypocrite you are! Just like the rest of your ilk. The murder and mayhem was on the Arab league side of the books, my dear. In fact, they were violent and jihadist before 1948–They just ramped it up after then–not that they ever need too much of an excuse.The Arab league started wars and provoked a series of conflicts with Israel that they then proceeded to lose. When you continually threaten others with extinction, go to war with them and lose, you are bound to lose ground–literally. And that is what happened to “the Palestinians”–who in 1948, were called “Trans-Jordanians” because they were originally, and not too long before that, from Jordan. Get over your “Israeli Obsession Syndrome” and learn some actual history, while you’re at it.

      • Helen4Yemen

        The Ashkenazi says he is of mixed race of Israelite men and European women, right? Is he:

        a) 100% European

        b) 100% Israelite

        c) 50/50% European/Israelite

        d) 75/25% European/Israelite

        e) 25/75% European/Israelite

        f) 99/0% European/Israelite

        g) 0/99% European/Israelite

        Only one is the correct answer. Which one?

      • Helen4Yemen

        Amazing this coming from pure Europeans:

        Alan Dershowitz DNA
        99.9% European
        0% Middle Eastern

      • TartanTerrier

        I suppose that the rant is because you try to defend the undefensible- jews acting worse than Nazis.

  • Kelli Hernandez

    Another Zionist. Unfortunately facts don’t support your story. ZIONISM is racism and the Askenazi have no right to Palestinian land.

    • A.S.F.

      When it comes to Israel, Zionism or anything related to either, you wouldn’t recognize an actual fact if it came up to you, tapped you on the shoulder, kissed you on the mouth and said “Hello, Lover, remember me?” Love the picture with the dog– It really is pathetic how some people who figure themselves to be such “Human Rights Activists” get along better with animals than they do with actual human beings.

  • Kelli Hernandez

    anti-Semitism is the accusation that Zionists utilize when they are called out on the Israeli occupation. Anti ZIONISM is not anti Jew, for which the Ashkenazi are not.

    • Mike Abramov

      I presume you are an American. As you know, America was also founded by white settlers who murdered the native Americans and ‘stole their land’. Israel was granted the right to statehood in the UN in 1947. How is that stealing?

      Finally, do you have any knowledge of the history of the Ashkenazi Jew, If so, tell me more.

  • Kelli Hernandez

    They stole it from the Palestinians in 1948. Very important to study where the Askenazi were before they decided to steal Palestine.
    And the Ashkenazi Zionist history and ideology. A dangerous one at that. The Ashjenazi are NOMADS

    • Mike Abramov

      I get the impression you are young and naive. This is NOT insulting you, but merely an observation. If you are going to challenge a point, you do need to provide evidence.

      Would you be kind enough to explain what you mean by the term; ‘The Ashkenazi are Nomads’ Why does that matter? The Arabs are Nomadic, does that matter?

      I come now to your first point: ‘They stole it from the Palestinians in 1948’. Question:

      Who was in charge of Palestine before the British and then who were in charge before them?

  • Kelli Hernandez

    I’m sorry for the pain caused to your people. Europeans don’t have a track record for kindness do they?