Basic Needs vs. Swimming Pools

Water Inequality and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

by Alwyn Rouyer
published in MER227

Severe drought conditions, only recently ameliorated by heavy winter rains, and the current hostilities have exacerbated the fundamental inequality in division of the scarce water resources of Israel-Palestine between Israelis and Palestinians. Water is becoming a weapon of war aimed at quelling Palestinian support for resistance to occupation.

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