Israel destroys water pipes in the occupied West Bank – Middle East Monitor
Israeli forces today destroyed water pipes in the village of Duma in the occupied West Bank, south of Nablus, Wafa reported. The destruction is seen as part of the apartheid state’s efforts to control all water sources in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Douma local council head Suleiman Dawabsheh said the Israeli occupation forces escorted a bulldozer to the local spring and demolished the water infrastructure that the village council had put in place, as well as the fence that was built around it.
He added that it was the main water supply used by local Palestinians for their livestock. Furthermore, he pointed out that the village was already suffering from severe water shortages due to Israel’s continued destruction of Palestinian land and infrastructure in the occupied territories. An effort by the council to have such destruction stopped by an Israeli court was unsuccessful, the local official said.
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Israel violates international law by destroying and plundering the water resources of occupied Palestine. He then uses the stolen water to increase the supply of illegal Israeli settlements, which have a much higher demand and consumption rate. The state blatantly discriminates by not increasing or even protecting the water supply of Palestinian communities.
Dawabsheh noted that the restrictions imposed by Israel force Palestinians to buy water directly from the occupation state, even if it prevents them from building their own wells or engaging in other projects to improve water quality. access to fresh water.
Like hundreds of other Palestinian towns and villages in the West Bank, Duma is located in “Area C” under the Oslo Accords, which places it under Israeli military and administrative control.