Water for bathing, washing clothes, and drinking….
How often do we thank God for clean water?
Only those who have never been in Palestine or do not care to search for the facts are unaware of the catastrophic situation of water in Palestine. Here are some bare facts:
- Of the water available from West Bank aquifers, Israel uses 73%, West Bank Palestinians use 17%, and illegal Jewish settlers use 10%.
- While 10-14% of Palestine’s GDP is agricultural, 90% of them must rely on rain-fed farming methods. Israel’s agriculture is only 3% of their GDP, but Israel irrigates more than 50% of its land.
- Three million West Bank Palestinians use only 250 million cubic meters per year (83 cubic meters per Palestinian per year) while six million Israelis enjoy the use of 1,954 million cubic meters (333 cubic meters per Israeli per year), which means that each Israeli consumes as much water as four Palestinians. Israeli settlers are allocated 1,450 cubic meters of water per person per year. Continue reading “The Glavany Report on the Catastrophic Situation of Water in Palestine”