[News] Israel destroys pipelines providing water to village in Jordan Valley
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Thu Apr 27 11:02:49 EDT 2017
Israel destroys pipelines providing water to village in Jordan Valley
April 27, 2017 - http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=776708
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli bulldozers destroyed all the water pipelines
providing services to the village of Bardala on Thursday morning in the
northern occupied West Bank district of Tubas.
Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity
in the Jordan Valley, told Ma’an that four Israeli bulldozers, escorted
by Israeli military jeeps and officials from Israel’s Civil
Administration, destroyed all the main lines providing Bardala with
water, leaving some 3,500 residents of the village without access to any
Bisharat added that Israeli forces claimed that residents in the village
were stealing the water through the lines in order to use the water for
agriculture and farming. But Bisharat rejected the accusation.
Israel does not provide Palestinians with enough water, Bisharat said,
and the Israeli government has aimed to expel Palestinians from their
homes using such allegations against the community.
A spokesperson for COGAT, the agency responsible for implementing
Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory, was not
immediately available for comment.
Earlier this year, Israeli forces destroyed a water pipeline
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=775564> running between the
Bedouin communities of al-Hadidiya and al-Ras al-Ahmar in the northern
Jordan Valley, east of the Tubas district.
Amnesty International estimates that up to 200,000 Palestinians in the
West Bank do not have access to running water.
Meanwhile, just half of Palestinian proposals for wells and improvement
projects to the water network were approved by Israel between 1995 and
2008, compared to a 100 percent approval rate for Israeli projects,
according to Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq.
As a result, demolitions of Palestinian infrastructure and residences
occur frequently in areas fully controlled by the Israeli military,
known as Area C, which makes up 88 percent of the Jordan Valley.
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