World Bank: Israelis Get Four Times More Water Than Palestinians
20 Apr 09 | Ha’aretz
The water-supply regime used by Israel and the Palestinians must be changed, according to a World Bank report that is to be published today.
The report notes that an average Israeli gets four times as much water as the average Palestinian, and warns that the Palestinian Authority water system is “nearing catastrophe.”
It concludes by recommending that the current water-distribution arrangement, mandated as part of the Oslo II accords, be changed to improve the Palestinian system.
The report, requested by the PA, is likely to be particularly problematic for Israel due to the regional water crisis. The agreement between the two sides is asymmetrical and exacerbates the crisis greatly as far as the Palestinians are concerned. >>>