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Tens of thousands of Palestinians left without water as Israeli firm cuts supplies – watch

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    An Israeli supply firm has cut off water for a West Bank area, according to media. Tens of thousands of Palestinians now reportedly have no access to safe drinking water and are forced to buy water tanks as they fast for Ramadan amid the June heat.
    Mekorot, the main supplier of several Palestinian towns and cities, stopped providing water to the municipality of Jenin, a number of Nablus villages and the city of Salfit and its surrounding villages, Gulf News and Al Jazeera reported.

    In several locations, people haven’t had water for over 40 days, according to Ayman Rabi, the executive director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group.

    "People are relying on purchasing water from water trucks or finding it from alternative sources such as springs and other filling points in their vicinity," he told Al Jazeera.

    "Families are having to live on two, three or 10 liters per capita per day," he said, adding that in some areas they had started rationing water.

    The UN puts the minimum of water essential per person per day at 7.5 liters, but in hotter areas like Palestine, those requirements may be much higher. Moreover, June temperatures may run as high as 35 Centigrade, while it is also the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims are fasting.

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    People on here will not believe you and say that the pesky Palestinians brought it on themselves.. cue the comments
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    Meh, it's ramadan. They can use the twenty hours of nil by mouth looking for water for the remaining four hours.
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    Perhaps it's high time the Palestinians play their part in the Joint Water Committee.
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    lmfao >Al Jazeera. They actually sited them as their source. Al Jazeera is super anti Israel, so it's probably ********. IIRC it's owned by Qatar, Qatar don't exactly share the same idologys as Israel...
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    That's a good point.. but remember that works both ways.
    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    lmfao >Al Jazeera. They actually sited them as their source. Al Jazeera is super anti Israel, so it's probably ********. IIRC it's owned by Qatar, Qatar don't exactly share the same idologys as Israel...
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    (Original post by Iknowbest)
    That's a good point.. but remember that works both ways.
    Given the context, I'm not sure what you mean?


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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    lmfao >Al Jazeera. They actually sited them as their source. Al Jazeera is super anti Israel, so it's probably ********. IIRC it's owned by Qatar, Qatar don't exactly share the same idologys as Israel...
    Right... So when you discuss Palestine/Israel you must only use a source that shares the same ideology as Israel?

    Noted. :rolleyes:
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    They should make 2 separate countries there.
    There is enough land there
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    (Original post by Legendary Quest)
    Right... So when you discuss Palestine/Israel you must only use a source that shares the same ideology as Israel?

    Noted. :rolleyes:
    Ideally use a source that isn't biased towards one party; be that Israel or Palestine.
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    What source would that be?
    (Original post by Aceadria)
    Ideally use a source that isn't biased towards one party; be that Israel or Palestine.
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    (Original post by Iknowbest)
    What source would that be?
    Surely you're capable of doing your own research?
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    nope, I am struggling to find any sadly
    (Original post by Aceadria)
    Surely you're capable of doing your own research?
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    (Original post by Legendary Quest)
    Right... So when you discuss Palestine/Israel you must only use a source that shares the same ideology as Israel?

    Noted. :rolleyes:
    No, they are known for it. They literally reported that "Israel had, without warning, opened a number of dams, which had resulted in a part of Gaza being flooded" last year.
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    It appears this was false reporting, a media scam by Al Jazeera

    Article:

    http://honestreporting.com/water-apartheid/
    "Water Apartheid” Was Really Just a Burst Pipe, But the Media Doesn’t Care

    The Independent, International Business Times, Radio New Zealand and the Times of London have all picked up a blatantly incorrect Al Jazeera story.In an outrageous example closer to fiction writing than journalism, The Independent incorrectly portrays Israel as intentionally denying water to Palestinians in the West Bank.
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    Yet it turns out the “water shutoff” was nothing more than a burst pipe, that Israeli workers were already working diligently to fix. COGAT, the Israeli agency that coordinates activities in the Palestinian territories posted this video of the burst pipe.

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    These stories came originally from an Al Jazeera article that initially included no response from Israel. After being contacted by HonestReporting, however, Al Jazeera reached out to Israeli sources and updated its content.
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    (Original post by animus1)
    It appears this was false reporting, a media scam by Al Jazeera

    Article:

    http://honestreporting.com/water-apartheid/
    Anything that demonises the good nation of Israel will always get media attention regardless of the facts.
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    (Original post by M14B)
    They should make 2 separate countries there.
    There is enough land there
    Its not an issue of space as such, 2 separate countries is never going to happen.
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    (Original post by animus1)
    It appears this was false reporting, a media scam by Al Jazeera

    Article:

    http://honestreporting.com/water-apartheid/
    Al Jazeera making stuff up to slander Jews in order to satisfy their Jew-hating audience?! You're pulling my leg!
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    (Original post by The_Opinion)
    Its not an issue of space as such, 2 separate countries is never going to happen.
    The two state solution will come to fruition when the Palestinians agree to recognise the state of Israel and stop attacking it. So never............
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    lmfao >Al Jazeera. They actually sited them as their source. Al Jazeera is super anti Israel, so it's probably ********. IIRC it's owned by Qatar, Qatar don't exactly share the same idologys as Israel...
    I'm pretty sure it's not owned by Qatar...

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