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WATCH: Water shortages plague West Bank villages

Disruptions in Israeli water supplies often earns bold headlines in the Israeli media. But when Palestinian communities are cut off from the water supply for days or weeks on end, it doesn’t make the news. And while the Israeli government often supplies Israeli settlements with an infrastructure that guarantees water access, Palestinians must store their water in large containers, due to frequent shortages.

This is the story of Al-Ma’asara, a village near Bethlehem that sees its water supply cut off sporadically for extended periods of time, and the inability of the Palestinian Authority to do anything about it.


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    1. The Trespasser

      Is there a way to learn about pending and cancelled projects, mentioned in the video?

      Googling yielded no results.

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    2. Joel

      Hey. Check out the pictures of Saddam Hussein and Che Guevara in the woman’s house @1:25?

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    3. David

      What right do these Arab squatters have to live on or lay a claim to water on the historic Jewish lands of Judea and Samaria?

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      • They were born there?

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      • Aijaz

        What right do these Jews settlers have to live on a land which was belongs to these Arabs Palestinians, both Muslims and Christians? They were living here from centuries. Creating new settlements on someone’s land and then taking all the independence from them is nothing but a barbarian act.

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        • Joel

          The Zionists were invited to ‘closely settle the land’ by the Mandate, with the approval of the League of Nations.

          The local Arabs of Palestine made their case for independence before the world at the Treaty of Versailles and world opinion decided against it.

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