- Published: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 1:36 PM
- Tags: COGATIsraelJWCPalestinian AuthorityPWAShatilliwater
This article was first published by The Jerusalem Post on August 28th 2011 http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=235772
On June 15th 2011 the Jerusalem Post published an article about the Palestinian water crisis, written by the head of the Palestinian Water Authority, Dr Shaddad Atilli.
In his article Atilli wrote that Israel’s ‘discriminatory policies’ are to blame for the lack of water in the Palestinian society. He claimed that Israel used the Joint Israeli Palestinian Water Committee (JWC) to veto and to delay Palestinian water projects. He also wrote that Israel illegally exploits 90% of the shared water sources, allocating only 10% for Palestinian use.
Furthermore, he claimed that because of the Israeli policies such as theft of water and the destruction of water wells and treatment plants, people realized that the two state solution was rapidly fading.
His libelous article, that was full of distortions, outright lies and false accusations, was yet another proof of the intransigence of the Palestian Authority.