Israel cuts water supply to Salfit

Water Salfit cut supplies

The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) scaled down the amount of water it supplies to the central West Bank city of Salfit for the second day in a row, causing severe damage to field crops.

Local sources affirmed to the PIC reporter that IOA reduced the water supply by more than 50%, pushing the local municipal authorities to cut off the water to large areas in the city.

Every summer Israel implements a policy of water cuts against Palestinian communities to meet  the increased demand for water in settlements.

Even without the cutbacks, the amount of water supplied to Palestinian communities is much smaller than the water available to Israeli settlers in the neighboring settlements and falls short of the amount recommended by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO).

(Source / 07.07.2017)

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