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ISRAEL/PNA/JORDAN - Israel reportedly controls 85 per cent of Palestinian water sources

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Date    2011-10-16 20:16:09
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Israel reportedly controls 85 per cent of Palestinian water sources

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra-JNA
website

["Israel Controls 85 Per cent of Palestinian Water Sources ..."]

(Petra News Agency) -Cairo, 16 October - Israel has controlled 85 per
cent of Palestinian water resources and underground water in the
occupied West Bank is "extremely threatened by the water theft",
according to a report by the Arab League Secretariat. It called on the
international community to shoulder its responsibility towards Israel's
violations and enable the Palestinian people to have full access to the
available water resources. According to Palestinian and international
reports, Israel gets about 65 per cent of its annual water consumption
of 2,700 cubic meters from outside sources. The report also referred to
Israeli measures that have polluted West Bank water sources, adding that
underground aquifers in the Gaza Strip have been contaminated to the
extent that rendered them unsafe for human use. It said the flow of
untreated and waste water from Israeli settlements into West Bank
valleys, which account for 30 million cubic meters annually, destroye! d
farmlands as well as underground reservoirs.

Source: Petra-JNA website, Amman, in English 1445 gmt 16 Oct 11

BBC Mon ME1 MEEauosc 161011 mj

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