Mekorot’s Water Cutbacks to Palestinians

The article presents a historical context for Israeli control of Palestinian water as well as its impact on people’s daily lives. Three videos are included.

Mekorot’s annual summer cutbacks to Palestinian communities is just one of the many reasons for the permanent water crisis in the West Bank. Other factors include the transfer of control over joint water resources to Israel, the inequitable distribution of usage rights in these joint resources, obstacles Israel places in the way of developing Palestinian water infrastructure, demolition and confiscation of existing infrastructure, restrictions on or denial of access to local natural water sources such as springs, wells and rainwater cisterns, and a consistent preference given to settlers when water is supplied.

Water Crisis: Summer 2016 - Israel cut back on the already inadequate water supply to Palestinians