Israel controls Palestinian water resources

Israel controls Palestinian water resources

A study carried out by the Arab Water Studies and Water Security Center concluded that Israel was the main cause of water problems in the Middle East.

Israel controls water resources in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and seeks to take over water reserves in the Golan Heights and southern Lebanon, according to an Arab League report released on Sunday.

The study, carried out by the Arab Water Studies and Water Security Center, concluded that Israel was the main cause of water problems in the Middle East.

It said the average amount of water used by Israel is estimated at about two billion cubic meters, of which 65% comes from the West Bank, Gaza, southern Lebanon and the Syrian Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967.

Israeli water comes from rivers, groundwater, and reservoirs, while Palestinian water comes from rain, wells and springs.

Despite the limited water resources in the Palestinian territories, Israel seized more than 80% of them, the report said.

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