The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) said today that the Israeli occupation authorities significantly reduced the amount of water alloted to the West Bank districts of Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin, and Hebron, during the past few days.
The PWA said the Israeli sudden cuts directly affected the amount of water supplied to the public and led to irregular water pressure in the transmission lines, adding that it was put under a great pressure to manage and distribute the available amount of water in a fair manner.
Head of the PWA, Mazen Ghneim, said that the Israeli occupation is missing no opportunity to exacerbate the daily suffering of the people in the West Bank and by all means.
“We are facing this crisis as we enter the summer season, a time of the year when people are usually in need of more and not less quantities of water. Demand for water, according to indicators, is expected to increase by about 30 percent,” Ghneim said.
He called upon the international community to pressure Israel to stop its arbitrary policy of by using water as a tool to clamp down on the Palestinian people.