Palestinian Mayor acknowledges that the residents of his village Sa’ir, have been known to steal water from the Water Authority’s pipes, but maintains his innocents over the massive water theft.
By ADAM RASGON
The Palestinian Water Authority and the Sa’ir Municipality are at odds over the disappearance of large amounts of water from Sa’ir, a town of 25,000 northeast of Hebron, as the region experiences water shortages.
A TRACTOR carries water in the village of Sa’ir earlier this month.- Photo: TOVAH LAZAROFF
The PWA, which coordinates and regulates the distribution of water in the Palestinian territories, said August 12 it had uncovered an ongoing water-theft operation in the village. Continue Reading »
In an investigative report, Hamas newspaper blames local farmers for gross misuse & abuse of Gaza’s scarce water supply.
By Israel Today Staff
Israel is often blamed for all woes befalling the Palestinian Arabs. One of the favorite accusations is that Israel takes most of the region’s water for its Jewish citizens, while leaving the Arabs with far too little of this precious resource.
A Palestinian child seeks fresh drinking water. – Photo source: Israel Today
But a Hamas-run newspaper recently featured an investigative report revealing that the water crisis in Gaza, at least, cannot be blamed on the Jewish state, after all. Continue Reading »