Three Days, No Water for Some 50,000 East Jerusalem Residents

08 Mar
9:05 PM

Some 50,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem have been without water for three days, after their water supply was cut off, on Tuesday.
The residents are from the Shufat refugee camp and the neighborhoods of Ras Hamis, Ras Shehada and Hashalom – all within the Jerusalem municipality, and where a majority of residents carry blue Israeli ID cards. However, they are on the Palestinian side of the separation fence.

Water is supplied to the area by Jerusalem’s water utility – Hagihon, the Palestinian News Network reports. The water systems were designed many years ago and are not adequate for the needs of the population, which has grown significantly in recent years.

Water tanks on the roofs have already been emptied and now peddlers selling jerry-cans and water tanks at exorbitant prices have begun making the rounds.

‘We don’t have even a drop of water. How is it possible to live like this?’ asks Jamil Sanduka, a local resident who promised to organize a protest ‘of 20,000 people outside city hall and the Knesset.’

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