Alternative Information Center: Response to COGAT “fact sheet” on Water in West Bank
Water is a human right and a prerequisite for economic, social and cultural development. While the West Bank region is anything but water scarce and blessed with ample winter rains, the 45-year Israeli military occupation has left Palestinian communities severely water stressed. A fair and lasting redistribution of natural water resources remains central to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and a highly politicized issue. Israel has been waging a PR campaign with very problematic and conflicting statistics and statements on water to legitimize its policies against Palestinians.
Read the correction fact sheet of AIC here
Original Cogat Fact Sheet (written and distributed by the Israeli Civil Administration in the occupied Palestinian territories) here