Just another day: Occupation Destroys 1000 m Water Pipe Under Construction

PNN/ Tubas

Israeli occupation bulldozers on Thursday destroyed water pipe being constructed, which connects Atoof village West Tubas district, with Khirbet Yezra in the northern Jordan valleys.

pipesAaref Daraghmeh, head of Al-Maleh local council said that the pipe had length of 1000 M, and was donated by the Agricultural Relief to provide the residents of Yezra with water, since the area has no water sources.

Dr. Hanna Issa, professor and expert on international law, strongly condemned the action, saying that occupation authorities provide settlers with water and deprives Palestinians of their own sources.

According to reports, settlers in the West Bank get unlimited amounts of water that hit about four times more than the Palestinian consumption of water.

Issa added that occupation authorities consume about 80% of the mutual water wells, despite the fact that 80-95% of them are located in Palestinian areas, meaning that this was water theft by Israel which refuses to abide to the international laws and convents.

Issa also stressed that Israeli occupation had tightened screws on the Palestinians and displaced them from homes near water sources.

Occupation also prevented Palestinians from digging wells without a military permission, while giving privilege to all settlers.

Issa reiterated that Israel was an occupier and had no sovereignty to mess with the water sources according to the fourth Geneva convention.

Issa also demanded Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian land according to the UN 242 resolution in 1967 and the 338 resolution in 1973.

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Israel

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