Another example, among hundreds, of water as a weapon

 A young Palestinian boy from the West Bank village of Fasayil, Jordan valley, seen walking with a water pipe in the village. May 14, 2015. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

A young Palestinian boy from the West Bank village of Fasayil, Jordan valley, seen walking with a water pipe in the village. May 14, 2015. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Bedouins families in the Jordan Valley must spend a third of their income purchasing water.

Small Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley must struggle for even the smallest bit of water while nearby Israeli settlements have plenty.

“More than 90 percent of the West Bank’s Jordan Valley region are Palestinians. Less than 10 percent are Israeli settlers. Yet when it comes to water distribution, it turns out, we see a different distribution: settlers are entitled to between eight and nine times more water, while Palestinian communities are subject to a policy of water deprivation. In fact, this is a policy of ethnic cleansing, whose goal is a Jordan Valley bereft of Palestinians.”

How Israel is drying out Palestinians in the Jordan Valley [via 972+ Magazine]