Days before an international conference, Amira Hass presents “H2Occupation: Israeli control and commodification of Palestinian water resources.”

 Amira Hass ~ Italian Forum of Water Movement's presentation, H2Occupation: Israeli control and commodification of Palestinian water resources. (photo: Cinzia Di Napoli) 

Amira Hass ~ Italian Forum of Water Movement's presentation, H2Occupation: Israeli control and commodification of Palestinian water resources. (photo: Cinzia Di Napoli) 

A large coalition of organizations recently called out Watec, the Israeli water technology conference and exhibition, that was held in Venice in late September. (This comprehensive article deserves to be read!)

Dozens of European trade unions and water movements called on the European Commission (EC) to withdraw patronage from Watec due to participation of companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements. The letter (pdf) noted the EC patronage came “at a time when Israel is cutting off water to Palestinian communities, leaving tens of thousands without access to water during the hottest time of the year.”

Italian-Israeli water conference is showcase for international law violations