Search Results for : water

20 Sep

Army Cuts Off Water Supply to Jordan Valley Village

Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday,  closed the water pipes which supply Palestinian residents in the village of Bardale, in the northern Jordan Valley, east of the occupied West Bank. Member of Bardala village council, Dirar Sawafta, said that Israeli forces stormed the village in the early morning and closed a […]

17 Aug

ISM Water Series: Hail of Tear Gas on Peaceful Villagers Protesting Settler Theft of Water Supply in Kufur Malik

This is the third of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. The residents of Kufur Malik, a town northeast of Ramallah, marched towards the Ain Samia area today to protest Israel’s theft of the village’s water supply, […]

05 Aug

ISM Water Series: ‘There’s no law in the world that says you can cut water from humans.’

(photo: ‘Enemies of life’ – Israeli bulldozer rips up water pipes near At-Tuwani) 08/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | South Hebron Hills Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water tanks to […]

04 Aug

Water Series: ‘There’s No Law in the World that Says You Can Cut Water From Humans’

[This is the second of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression.] Israel is escalating its war on water in the South Hebron Hills, demolishing wells, ripping out kilometres of pipeline and even confiscating trucks carrying emergency water […]

01 Aug

Water Series: Israeli Forces Destroy Farmland East of Hebron – ISM Speaks to Owner Ghassan Jaber

07/30/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Bit Arawa This is the first of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. On Thursday 18th July Israeli occupation forces came to the Al Baqa’a area, east of Hebron, and destroyed an […]

25 Jul

Israeli Forces Destroy Trees, Water Wells in South Hebron Village

Israeli forces invaded Khirbet Umm al-Khair in Masafer Yatta, near Hebron in the southern West Bank Thursday, and destroyed dozens of olive trees, water irrigation systems and four water wells used by Palestinian Bedouin farmers. This comes two weeks after Israeli forces invaded the same village and destroyed a children’s […]

24 Jun

Soldiers Demolish A Shed, A Room And A Water Tank, Near Tulkarem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian farmlands lands in Qaffin village, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and demolished an agricultural shed and a room, in addition an under-construction room and a water tank. The landowner, Nizar Abdul-Rahim Ajjouli, said he was surprised to see many […]

19 Jun

Japan, UNDP Support Solar Power to Treat Gaza Wastewater

Inaugurating the Photo Voltaic Solar System for the Rafah Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plants project. (Credit: UNDP)  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Japan, in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA) and the Costal Municipalities Water Utility have […]

04 Jun

Why is Palestine Denied Clean Water?

Ramzy Baroud, author of ‘The Last Earth’ and editor of the Palestine Chronicle, wrote a commentary posing the question “if access to clean water is a human right, why is Palestine the exception?” Baroud cites the 2010 UN General Assembly resolution, 64/292 recognizing “the right to safe and clean drinking water […]

21 May

Illegal Colonists Pump Wastewater Into Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

On Monday, several illegal Israeli colonists invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and flooded them with wastewater. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the assailants came from the illegal Aliyah colony, which […]

25 Apr

Illegal Colonists Poison Water Well Near Hebron

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists poisoned, Thursday, a Palestinian water well east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in southern West Bank, said the assailants […]

23 Mar

WHO: Over 97% of Gaza’s Water Below Quality Standards

More than 97% of the water pumped from the coastal aquifer, in the besieged Gaza Strip, does not meet the water quality standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to the depletion of groundwater reserves, with the groundwater level in the coastal aquifer reaching 19 meters below sea level, […]

19 Mar

Israel Depriving Palestinians of Access to Clean Water

A United Nations human rights investigator stressed that Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their lands of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage,” on Monday. Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, said […]

07 Mar

Water Supply Cut for 2,600 Palestinians in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces and the Israeli Civil Administration cut off water to dozens of Palestinians living in communities of Bardala village, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday. Mutaz Bisharat, an official who monitors settlement activity in Tubas/Jordan Valley, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces cut off […]

15 Feb

Israeli Forces Cut Water Lines in Yatta Town

On Wednesday, Israeli forces cut off the water supply lines which provide water to the Masafer Yatta communities, south of Hebron. The head of the Twaneh village council, Mohammed Reb’i, said that Israeli forces cut off water lines which feed 17 communities in Masafer Yatta. Reb’i added that the measures […]

11 Feb

Israeli Forces Attempt to Cut Water Supply to Masafer Yatta

Israeli forces raided water pump rooms in the village of at-Tiwani, east of Masafer Yatta,  south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, said a local official. Head of at-Tiwani village council, Mohammed Rabe’, told WAFA that Israeli forces, accompanied by staff from the Israeli civil administration, raided the […]

11 Dec

Palestinians Suffer Lack of Running Water due to Israeli Negligence in Fixing Pump Station

December 11, 2018 5:24 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

Thousands of Palestinian households, in the north of the West Bank, have been without running water for two weeks, now, due to Israel’s procrastination in fixing a water pumping station, a local official said on Monday. Omar Yamin, head of Jitt village council, east of the northern West Bank city […]

08 Dec

Settlement Waterline Will Harm Palestinian Farmers

Israeli plans to build a 7-kilometer long water pipeline between two illegal settlements, in the north of the West Bank, will harm several Palestinian farmers whose land will be affected by a pipeline that will cut through their land, Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official, said on Saturday. Daghlas told WAFA […]

07 Dec

Israeli Court Denies Appeal Against Demolition Of Village Water Network

One year after the Al-Aqaba Village Council, east of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, filed an appeal with an Israeli court in an attempt to save the village’s water network, the court decided to deny it. Sami Sadeq, the head of Al-Aqaba Village Council, told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency […]

23 Nov

How Can Gaza’s Contaminated Water Catastrophe Be Solved?

by Sandy Tolan Since the 2014 war, Mousa Hillah, known to neighbours and family as Abu Ali, has had far bigger worries, which are etched deeply into the exhausted face of the 48-year-old grandfather. Dodging shell fire from Israeli tanks, he fled with his family from the destruction of his Shuja’eyya neighbourhood, flattened by Israel in an attack so devastating […]

08 Nov

Contaminated Drinking Water in Gaza Spurs ‘Blue Baby Syndrome’

The unshaven doctor with circles under his eyes enters the children’s ward at Al Nassar Hospital in Gaza City. It’s a Thursday evening, almost the weekend. The ward is bleak and eerily quiet, but for the occasional wail of an infant. At each cubicle, sectioned off by curtains, it’s a similar image: A baby lies […]

07 Nov

Spanish City Cancels Israeli Women’s Waterpolo Match

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists succeeded, on Monday, in persuading the Catalonian city of Molins de Rei not to host a scheduled women’s waterpolo match between Spain and Israel. The match was scheduled to take place on Tuesday afternoon, as part of a European championship that serves as a […]

25 Oct

Gaza Water Crisis: Political Solution Needed, Not a Technological One

Water contamination is a serious problem in Gaza, but supposedly well-intentioned reports that call attention to the crisis offer only technical solutions that are not only unworkable, but completely ignore the Israeli blockade. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert, joining you from […]

14 Oct

Army Destroys Waterline in Kufr Qaddoum

Israeli forces, on Saturday, destroyed a water pipeline and sealed several roads in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, near Qalqilia city, in the occupied West Bank, local sources said. Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that Israeli army accompanied by a bulldozer broke into […]

02 Oct

Jalama Detention Center Deliberately Providing Dirty Water to Detainees during Interrogation

A number of Palestinian detainees filed a complaint with the Detainees Committee, against Israeli Prison Services, for offering them dirty water while under interrogation at Jalama detention center. 41-year-old detainee Abu Rejleya told a lawyer, after his visit to Ofer detention center, that during his interrogation at Jalama detention center, […]

05 Sep

Roger Waters on Lionel Messi, Lana Del Rey and the BDS Movement

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters called on Miss Lana Rey to “do the right thing.” Coincidentally, she did. Waters says such victories, by the BDS Movement, have the potential to be a game-changer.   TRNN Video & Transcript:   DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News from […]

05 Sep

Israeli Soldiers Shut Down Water Lines Leading To Village And Its School

September 5, 2018 9:49 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Furush Beit Dajan village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and shut down water pipelines providing the community, and its local school, with the needed water. Tawfiq Hajj Mohammad, the head of Furush Beit Dajan Local Council, said the pipelines are […]

29 Jul

Freedom Flotilla Intercepted in International Waters En Route to Gaza

Freedom Flotilla was intercepted by the Israeli navy on Sunday afternoon, approximately 70 miles from the Gaza Strip shore. Israeli Navy Forces stopped the ship in international waters in violation of international maritime law, after shouting toward the boat via loudspeaker and asking for the boat’s destination. In a statement, […]

26 Jul

Israeli Forces Demolish Water Pipeline in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli bulldozers destroyed a water pipeline supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Ras al-Ahmar with fresh drinking water, before dawn on Wednesday. According to a local official, Mutaz Bisharat, four Israeli bulldozers raided the Ras al-Ahmar village, along with seven Israeli military jeeps, and began to destroy the pipeline. […]

20 Jul

Occupation Destroys Nablus-area Water Pipes

Israeli occupation military bulldozers destroyed, on Wednesday, water pipes serving Palestinian citizens of Furush Beit Dajan, to the east of Nablus. Deputy of Head of Furush Beit Dajan Village Council Azem Mohammad said, in a statement, that Israeli occupation bulldozers, accompanied by military vehicles, destroyed water lines serve Palestinian families […]

14 Jul

Israeli Colony’s Industrial Zone Continues To Flood Palestinian Farmlands With Toxic Wastewater

The flooding of waste and toxic water from the Industrial Zone of the illegal Alfie Menashe Israeli colony, which was built on Palestinian lands near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, continues to devastate Palestinian agricultural lands, and the environment, in Wad ar-Rasha village, exposing the residents to serious health risks. […]

05 Jul

Army Seizes Water Pipes in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli soldiers dismantled and seized, on Thursday, 200 meters of water pipes from residents of the village of Bardalla, in the northern Jordan Valley, who built them in order to provide their village with fresh water, according to Aref Daraghmeh, a local human rights activist. He said the pipes were […]

08 May

Colonial Settlers Dump Wastewater into Planted Palestinian Land

Israeli settlers, Tuesday, dumped wastewater into an agricultural land belonging to a Palestinian family in the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said a local official. Yousef Abu Maria, an anti-settlement activist in the town, told WAFA that settlers from the […]

07 Apr

The Occupation of the American Mind – RAI with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

On Reality Asserts Itself (RAI) with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss their new film about the Israeli public relations campaign to influence U.S. public opinion. TRNN video & transcript: (Additional links at bottom of page.) JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network, and welcome to […]

14 Mar

Roger Waters Recites Verses by Mahmoud Darwish in New Song

English singer and songwriter Roger Waters has teamed up with Palestinian group Trio Joubran to record a new song rejecting US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to WAFA. The song, titled Supremacy, features a few verses from “The Red Indian’s Penultimate Speech to the White Man,” a poem […]

05 Feb

Water Pipeline Destroyed by Bulldozers in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers destroyed water lines supplying tens of acres of land in the northern Jordan Valley, on Monday morning. Local activist Aref Daraghmeh told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli bulldozers destroyed a water pipeline belonging to a Palestinian identified as Bassem Faqha. The line feeds some 150 dunams (37 acres) […]

04 Dec

Roger Waters Confronts the Occupation of the Canadian Mind (VIDEO)

Rock musician and Palestinian rights advocate Roger Waters discusses his recent concert tour in Canada. TRNN transcript & video: D. Lascaris: This is Dmitri Lascaris for The Real News network. Legendary musician Roger Waters, the co-founder of Pink Floyd, just completed a 14 concert tour of Canada which concluded on […]

04 Dec

Settlement Pollutes Palestinian Olive Groves With Sewage Water

The picture might look beautiful, but the water badly smells of sewage. 11/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team  The farmers in South Bruqin have had to face the difficulties living next to, and having land stolen by, the illegal settlement of Bruchin since 2000. The last eastern expansion […]

17 Nov

Bethlehem Checkpoint to be Moved further into al-Walaja, Cutting Villagers Off from Water Supply

The Israeli government has reportedly informed the Palestinian residents of al-Walaja village, located in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, just on the border of Israel’s Jerusalem municipality, that they are to be cut off from a large portion of their lands due to the relocation of a […]

25 Oct

Israeli Authorities Hand Demolition Notices; Cut Water to Homes in Silwan

October 25, 2017 11:23 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Israeli water company Gihon cut off water to a number of Palestinian homes in the Silwan neighborhood in east Jerusalem, and on the same day issued demolition notices to several homes in the neighborhood. The new notices come just two days after another wave of demolition notices were issued […]

23 Oct

How Israel Engages In ‘Water Apartheid’

by Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine World Health Organisation says that an illegal Israeli settler in West Bank consumes three times more water than a legal Palestinian resident. Jordan Valley, Occupied West Bank – Water is not scarce in the Jordan Valley, known as the traditional “breadbasket of Palestine” – yet Palestinian […]

29 Sep

Jordan Valley Road, Water Lines, Destroyed by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces, late Wednesday, destroyed water pipes and a rural road serving Palestinian farmers, in the Jordan Valley-area village of Atouf, according to WAFA. Israeli forces accompanied by a bulldozer raided the occupied West Bank village late Wednesday, destroying the water pipes and the rural road, causing clashes to break […]

28 Sep

Soldiers Destroy Water Pipeline Near Tubas, Confiscate Tractors And Water Truck In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers destroyed, on Wednesday evening, a water pipeline and bulldozed an agricultural road in ‘Atouf village, south of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, in addition to confiscating a tractor and a water truck in the West Bank’s Northern Plains. Bashar Bani Odah, a member of ‘Atouf Local Council, said […]

18 Sep

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza Waters

September 18, 2017 10:33 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, several fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, abducted two fishermen, and confiscated their boat. One of the fishermen who witnessed the Israeli assault told the WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the navy ships fired many […]

13 Sep

Cattle and Water Tanks Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, confiscated a number of cattle and water tanks belonging to Palestinians in the village of Um al-Ubor, in the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

07 Sep

Israel Reduces Jordan Valley Water Supply

Israeli occupation authorities are reducing the amount of water provided to Palestinian areas in northern Jordan Valley mostly under pretext of “water scarcity.” Moataz Bisharat, in charge of the Jordan Valley settlements file in the Palestinian Authority, said that during the past few months, the occupation authorities started reducing water […]

06 Sep

Israel to Destroy Sole Water Source of Nablus Area Village

(Photo: Douma area 2014, Wikipedia) Israeli forces, Tuesday, notified Palestinians of their intentions to destroy the water pipeline providing services to residents in a locale near the village of Douma, south of Nablus, said a local official. Ghassan Daghles, monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the north of the West Bank, […]

31 Jul

The “Apolitical” Approach to Palestine’s Water Crisis

by Muna Dajani  Overview Earlier this month, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced a new deal in which Israel will sell the Palestinians 33 million cubic meters of desalinated Red Sea water per year, with 10 million cubic meters transferred to the Gaza Strip and the rest to the West Bank. The […]

09 Jul

Facebook Live: A Conversation with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

For those of you who missed it, here is the video link to the interview, via the official BDS Facebook page… A Conversation with Roger Waters The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is pleased to host a conversation with Roger Waters on his involvement […]

10 May

Syria: Palestinian Refugees’ Water Contaminated with Disease

The Working Group for the Palestinians of Syria has confirmed a spread of serious diseases among Palestinian refugees in the southern region of Damascus. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the group said in a press release, Monday, that the diseases spread in the areas of Yilda, Babila, Beit […]

28 Apr

Israel Cuts Water Supply to Jordan Valley Village

On Thursday morning, Israeli bulldozers destroyed all pipelines supplying water to Bardala village in the Jordan Valley, leaving approximately 3,500 villagers without water. According to the PNN, Mutaz Bisharat told news reporters that Israeli bulldozers, military jeeps and Israeli Civil Administration officials were behind the destruction of the pipelines. The […]

19 Mar

Gaza Suffering Annual Fresh Water Deficit

The Palestinian Water Authority has warned of the dangerous situation regarding fresh water in the Gaza Strip, due to increasing salinity and decline of aquifer levels. In a press conference, the head of the water authority in Gaza, Yasser Al-Shanti, stressed, according to Days of Palestine, that the annual fresh […]

09 Mar

Gaza Water Reservoir Operating Again with Help from Germany

Thanks to a 9-million euro fund from the German government, the Muntar water reservoir in Gaza, destroyed by Israel during its summer 2014 military onslaught, is once again operating. Germany’s Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Peter Beerwerth, and Palestinian Minister of Water, Mazen Ghneim, inaugurated the rebuilt reservoir in ceremonies […]

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04 Mar

Non-violent Demonstrators March to Stolen Water Well in Nabi Saleh, Where Israeli Colonizers Attack Them

In Nabi Saleh village Friday, a group of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists held a non-violent march to the location of a water well which was seized by armed Israeli colonial militia fighters in the area. The demonstrators were then attacked by both Israeli soldiers and armed colonizers. Among […]

20 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Destroy An Internationally-Funded Drinking Water Pipeline

Israeli military bulldozers destroyed, Monday, a drinking water pipeline that was funded by The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Central Plains of the occupied West Bank. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at the Palestinian Authority in central West Bank, said many […]

31 Jan

Army Stops Construction of Tubas Home and Water Line

Israeli forces ordered, on Tuesday, a Palestinian from the village of Kardala, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, to halt construction of both his home and a water pipeline, according to local sources. Muataz Besharat, who monitors Israeli violations in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

16 Jan

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, in two separate incidents on Monday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted five fishermen. The first attack was carried out, earlier Monday, leading to property damage, and the abduction of two […]

05 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Demolish 10 Water Wells near Bethlehem

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday morning, knocked down water wells in Teqou’ village, east of Bethlehem. Mayor of the town, Tayseer Abu Mufreh, said Israeli occupation vehicles demolished ten water wells used by Palestinian farmers, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. At the same time, according to the PNN, Israeli forces […]

13 Dec

Two Palestinian Hunger Strikers Stop Drinking Water After Israeli Court Denied Their Appeal

December 13, 2016 12:15 PM Celine Hagbard News Report, Palestine, Prisoners, West Bank 0

On the same day that Israeli authorities released from prison one long-term hunger striker, Bilal Kayed, the Israeli High Court decided not to release two others, Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Farah. Both men have been on hunger strike for more than 80 days, and both declared on Monday that […]

23 Nov

World Bank: Water Situation in Gaza “Alarming”

GAZA, November 23, 2016 (WAFA) – People will need water, already scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), even more desperately if temperatures rise because of climate change, said the World Bank in a report on the water situation in Gaza. In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and […]

16 Nov

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian fishing boats near the shore in the Sudaniyya Sea, in Gaza, and abducted two fishers. The WAFA Palestinian News agency has reported that the navy attacks the fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, near Gaza city, while they were sailing less […]

05 Nov

(Video) Army Injures Three, Kidnaps One, And Sprays Waste-Water Inside Homes In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, assaulted Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, wounding three Palestinians, and kidnapped one who was visiting relatives. The army also deliberately sprayed homes with waste-water mixed with chemicals. Morad Eshteiwy, the […]

03 Nov

Mezan: “Israeli Navy Kidnapped Six Fishers In Gaza Waters”

The Mezan Center for Human Rights has reported that Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, many fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, after opening fire on them, and kidnapped six. Mezan stated that in the morning of Tuesday November 11, 2016, the navy ships fired dozens of rounds at two fishing […]

17 Oct

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

October 17, 2016 11:07 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

Israeli Navy ships opened fire, on Monday morning, targeting a number of fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern part of improvised Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said navy fired many live rounds at the boats, and used water cannons, forcing the fisher back to shore. They added that the […]

07 Oct

Freedom March “Stop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for All”

At least 200 people joined on Friday the monthly freedom March demanding the Israeli occupation to “   Stop drying out Palestine, Water is a Right for All”. The protest was organized by Combatants for Peace movement in association with a number of Palestinian and Israeli NGO’s. The protest started at […]

07 Oct

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Two Fishes In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Friday, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, and kidnapped two fishers. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the navy kidnapped Mahmoud Sa’id Sa’eedi, and Mohammad Awwad Sa’eedi. It added that the navy also confiscated the fishing boat of the […]

27 Sep

Army Kidnaps Three Palestinians, Demolish Four Water Wells In Hebron

September 27, 2016 10:05 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians. The soldiers also demolished four water wells in Sa’ir town, north of Hebron. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the several army […]

07 Aug

Gaza Strip: Blockade Causing an End to Fresh Water Resources

7th August 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team As every year, during the summer, the water shortage in the Gaza Strip is accentuated. At the same time, the energy shortage caused by the blockade prevents engines and water pumps from pushing it from wells and tanks to houses […]

28 Jul

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Boats, Kidnaps Seven Fishers, In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, kidnapped seven fishers and confiscated their boats. The WAFA News Agency quoted a fisher stating that the navy boats attacked them from several directions, and fired many rounds of live […]

25 Jul

Israeli Authorities Seize Water in Occupied Golan (VIDEO)

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour. Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre, in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights, has re-published their report, “Water is Life: A Consideration of the Legality and Consequences of Israeli Exploitation of the Water Resources of the Occupied Syrian Golan.” The report details the discriminatory policies […]

14 Jul

Army Destroys Water Wells, Damages Property, In Hebron

July 14, 2016 10:50 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

As the extensive Israeli military invasion into the southern West Bank district of Hebron continues to escalate, the soldiers destroyed, on Thursday morning, water wells, and the entrances of several Palestinian homes. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers destroyed several Palestinian water wells, detonated the entrances of eight apartments, […]

12 Jul

Gaza: Turkey to Build Seawater Desalination Plant

The Turkish Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs announced, Tuesday, that Turkey is to establish a seawater desalination plant to solve water crisis, estimating the coast of the project to $300,000,000 USD. The minister noted, according to Al Ray, that the project is big-ticket, noting that some countries announced that […]

27 Jun

Gaza: Agriculture Ministry to Halt Israeli Watermelon Imports

Hamas’ Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip decided, on Monday, to stop importing watermelons from Israel after local farmers agreed to lower their prices by the end of the week. Tahsin al-Saqa, director of the ministry’s marketing department, said that the consumer price of watermelon would be reduced from 10 […]

27 Jun

Adalah: Stop Cutting Water Supply to West Bank Palestinians

Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, sent a letter to senior Israeli government, military and water officials demanding that they cease cutting the water supply to Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank. “In violation of int’l treaties, Israel has cut water supply up to 70%, […]

21 Jun

Qarawah Water Apartheid

21st June 2016 | IWPS | Deir Istiya, occupied Palestine When Aziz ‘Aasee, the mayor of Qarawah Bani Hassan village drives through the streets, we’re stopped every few meters by one of his constituents, all of whom are asking the same question: When will we have water again? For some, […]

20 Jun

Jordan Valley: Israeli Authorities to Destroy Bedouin Water Well

The Israeli civil administration is reportedly willing to demolish a 10-meter-deep water reservoir that is the only source of water for 20 Bedouin families of the Umm Al-Jimal community, in the Jordan Valley, claiming that it was built without a permit. According to Palestine Information Center, the 20 families own 700 sheep and […]

19 Jun

Rabbi Calls for Poisoning of Palestinian Water Supply

The foreign ministry of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Sunday, demanded the arrest of a Jewish Rabbi, who called on Israeli settlers to poison water used by Palestinians in hundreds of towns and villages across the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian national office for the defense of land and resistance of […]

16 Jun

Mekerot’s West Bank Water War Continues

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah issued a statement decrying Israeli national water company Mekorot’s decision to cut off water supplies to several Palestinian cities and villages. “Israel wants to prevent Palestinians from leading a dignified life and uses its control over our water resources to this end; while illegal Israeli settlements […]

14 Jun

EU Commissioner Visits Seawater Gaza Desalination Plant, Funding Announced

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, responsible for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, visited the EU-funded seawater desalination plant in southern Gaza, today. PNN reports, today, that the first phase of the desalination plant is in its final stage of construction, and is the largest being built, so far, in Gaza.  […]

08 Jun

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Three Fishers In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ship attacked, on Wednesday at dawn, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and kidnapped three fishers. The navy used automatic fire against the fishing boats, causing damage, before kidnapping the three fishers, and took them to the Ashdod Port. […]

04 Jun

Two Siblings Injured In Kufur Qaddoum, Army Sprays Homes With Wastewater

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and assaulted the weekly protesters, wounding two siblings with live rounds. The army also sprayed many homes with wastewater mixed with chemicals. Morad Eshteiwy, media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the […]

31 May

Israeli Navy Injures One Palestinian Fisher, Kidnaps Four Others, In Gaza Waters

Palestinian medical sources have reported that one fisher was shot and injured by Israeli navy fire, and four others were kidnapped, after the navy ships attacked them in Gaza waters, near the shore of Wadi Gaza area, southwest of Gaza city. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) quoted a […]

27 May

Israel To Demolish Homes, Sheds, Electricity And Water Networks, Near Nablus

The Israeli Authorities decided to demolish homes, agricultural sheds, in addition to water and electricity networks, in Douma Palestinian village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli settlements’ files in the northern West Bank, said the […]

16 May

Israeli Navy Kidnaps 10 Palestinian Fishers In Gaza Territorial Waters

Update: Monday, 05-16-2016 — The army released eight of the ten kidnapped fishers. The two were remained imprisoned have been identified as Khamis Radwan Bakr and Hasan Ibrahim Madhi. Original Article – Published on May 16, 2016 @ 01:16 Several Israeli navy boats attacked, on Sunday evening, Palestinians fishing boats, […]

19 Apr

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Three Fishers, Injure One, In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats and opened fire on them, wounding of fisher, and kidnapped three others, in Gaza territorial waters, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Fishers Syndicate, said the soldiers kidnapped the […]

15 Apr

Rainwater Harvesting Well Demolished near Hebron Camp

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished a rainwater harvesting well near al-Arrub refugee camp, north of Hebron city, in the southern West Bank, said a local activist. Local activist Muhammad Awad said that a bulldozers, escorted by Israeli forces and “Civil Administration” officers, stormed Abu Suda locality, opposite to Biet al-Braka […]

28 Mar

Soldiers Demolish A Home, Farm, Electricity And Water Networks, Uproot Trees, In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, an area north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, demolished a home, a playground, electricity and water networks, in addition to uprooting farmlands, belonging to a Palestinian family.The demolished properties belong to a Palestinian, identified as Khader Nimir al-Jarashi, after the Israeli […]

25 Feb

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

February 25, 2016 2:44 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday morning, on several Palestinian fishing boats, only four nautical miles away from the Gaza shore, causing damage.The navy fired several rounds of live ammunition, hitting some boats, causing damage, and forcing the fishers back to the shore, in fear of additional assaults and […]

15 Feb

Report: Palestinians’ (Lack of) Access to Water in 2015

February 15, 2016 3:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Thirsting for Justice finds that Palestinians’ access to water is worse, in 2015, than it was in 1995, due to Israel’s discriminatory water regime. Thirsting for Justice released a newsletter on the status of Palestinians’ right to water in 2015. The report explains that, since the Oslo Accords introduced a […]

14 Jan

Jordan Valley: 4 Greenhouses, Water Well Demolished

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished four greenhouses and a water well in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, locals said.Bassam Maslamani, an activist who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley area, told Ma’an News Agency that three Israeli bulldozers, escorted by five military vehicles, demolished the greenhouses […]

27 Dec

Egypt’s Seawater Pumping Project Endangers Gazans’ Lives

December 27, 2015 11:58 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

During recent months the subsidence of the land along the Egyptian border have become a great danger for the population of Rafah.12-24-15 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team This is due to the Egyptian project that has been pumping seawater all along its border with the Gaza Strip. The […]

24 Dec

Israeli Settlers Flood Hebron Lands with Wastewater

December 24, 2015 8:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli settlers from the illegal Metarim industrial zone, located to the east of Dhahiriya, south of Hebron, flooded land belonging to Palestinians.Bahjat Jabarin, Project and Proposal Manager of Environmental Quality Authority in Hebron, said the illegal settlement of Metarim includes four factories for soap, stone cutting, mineral oils and aluminum. […]

22 Dec

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Four Fishers In Gaza Waters

December 22, 2015 4:00 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships attacked, late on Monday at night, several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Beit Lahia sea area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and kidnapped four fishers.Eyewitnesses said the navy fired several live rounds on the boats, and kidnapped four fishers; two of them have been […]

08 Dec

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, close to Gaza City shore, causing damage but no injuries.The fishers were only four nautical miles away from the shore, in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza City. On Monday evening, Israeli Navy ships attacked […]

01 Dec

Israel Confiscates Jordan Valley Water Pumps, ICRC Tents

Israeli forces confiscated, on Monday morning, water pumps which supply Khirebt al-Deer in the Jordan Valley, near the border with Jordan, depriving farmers of their sole irrigation source. Also on Monday, 10 tents donated to Palestinians in the Jordan Valley, by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), were […]

10 Sep

RT Report: Nearly all of Gaza’s water ‘undrinkable’

September 10, 2015 4:04 AM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Reporters from RT (Russia Today) traveled to Gaza to look into last year’s report that 90% of Gaza’s water is undrinkable. As they sampled water from different parts of the coastal Strip, they found that the report is accurate – the water throughout Gaza is dirty, salty and undrinkable.“We can’t […]

17 Aug

VIDEO: Kafr Qaddum Punished by Damaging Water Supply

On Saturday the 15th of August 2015, the villagers from Kafr Qaddum once again demonstrated against the blockage of the road leading to Nablus as well as the nearby Kedumin settlement. In solidarity with the local people there were few international activists and journalists to cover the demonstration.16 August 2015 […]

12 Aug

Israel Denies Water Access to More Palestinian Villages

August 12, 2015 7:47 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

During the hottest month of the year, the Israeli occupation has cut off water from three more Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank.The villages of Qarawat Bani Hassan, Biddya and Sarta, in the West Bank cityu of Nablus, have received only a partial supply of water, leaving almost half […]

08 Aug

Israel cuts water to Palestinian village, causing deaths of hundreds of farm animals

August 8, 2015 10:16 AM Celine Hagbard Human rights, Nablus, News Report 0

As an exceptionally hot summer heatwave continues to drain the region’s water supplies, this week Israeli water company Mekorot took the situation to a new level with the villagers of Kafr Qaddoum when the company cut off the village’s water supply.The village is almost entirely dependent on agriculture, and the […]

06 Aug

Qalqilia Protests Water Deprivation by Israeli Authorities

Dozens of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum staged a sit-in, on Wednesday, to protest the Israeli national water company’s cutting off its supply to the village, locals said.Hamzeh Jumaa, the head of the village council, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli water company […]