Israeli water policy is diabolical: the water table beneath the West Bank is being siphoned off by Israel and rationed to Palestinian farmers, sold at exorbitant prices; Israeli soldiers destroy water pipes and greenhouses; Israel walls off the Jordan River itself from Palestinian use; and water is piped away from refugee camps into illegal settlements.
Amid all this injustice, Palestinians carry on with patience and dignity. To exist is to resist.
Overnight on August 8-9, Israeli warplanes bombed the Water and Sanitation system for al-Mughraqa City in Gaza.
Water and freedom are commodities that Palestinians are sorely lacking. Israel is building barricades in the sea, shooting at fishermen, and denying access to fresh water.
Gaza desperately needs power for fresh water production. The EU donated a new solar energy field to do the job, but Israeli restrictions keep it from being used.
It’s not just Palestinian houses that are demolished by Israel. This week it was irrigation pipelines. No warning – just a bulldozer accompanied by Israeli army.
A river of sewage water runs through Palestinian farmland: a story of sabotage, land theft, and violence.
For years, Hollywood bigwigs have been using their outsized influence to keep the facts about Israel’s violent occupation hidden behind a veneer of victimhood. They have framed Israeli brutality as ‘self-defense,’ while demonizing pro-justice entertainers and the peaceful Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement.
Little Faroud Abu Naja died while Israel “studied” his request for a travel permit to obtain medical care just 66 miles from his home. Faroud is one of over 4,000 residents of Gaza whose medical care Israel has interfered with so far in 2022.
Brookings’ Charles Ebinger writes: It is ironic that the IDF attacked a flotilla of relief ships bound from Europe to Gaza in international waters in a manner all too similar to its assault against the USS Liberty also in international waters on June 8… All too often it has been Israeli intransigent policies rather than U.S. interests which have dominated our bilateral relationships…
Former IDF soldiers reveal how the army authorizes strikes in Gaza knowing civilians will be killed, so long as the number is deemed low enough.