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Heart-wrenching firsthand account of Israeli water criminality

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.