Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA are reporting that the P.A. has signed a water supply agreement with France on Monday worth €10 million.WAFA state that the agreement was signed at the Palestinian-French Municipalities Conference in Hebron, and intends to improve water services for 150,000 residents in the West Bank.

The agreement follows a report published by the French government in which they accuse the State of Israel of apartheid policies, with regards to the water supply to Palestinian residents in the West Bank and the illegal settler population.

The report states that water usage was ‘a weapon serving the new apartheid’.

Since it’s inception in 1948, the State of Israel has seen water resources as a potential weapon and justification for war. Israel has stated that any attempt to dam the Jordan River north of Israel in another nation’s sovereign territory would be considered an act of war.