Breaking the Silence @BtSIsrael
Yesterday [2021-07-07], a major Israeli news site, Ynet, broke a story about a special operation in the South Hebron Hills in which eight Palestinians were arrested for stealing water, leading to "frequent water shortages in the homes of the settlers in the Hebron Hills area".
The article included interviews with the leader of the local settler council, the council's infrastructure manager & the head of the Hebron DCO - a high-ranking IDF officer. None of them thought to ask what might bring a person to such a point that they're forced to steal water.
Describing life in the S.Hebron Hills, the first thing our Palestinian partners will often mention is the lack of water: entire villages cut off from pipelines, needing special permits to access cisterns, paying $7.5-$15/m³ while Israelis pay ~$2.15, etc.
See pictures below:
Israel destroys water supply line in Masafer Yatta, South Hebron Hills, 28 Oct. 2020
Today, Wednesday, 28 October 2020, at around 10:30 A.M., Civil Administration personnel came with a military jeep and a digger to the Masafer Yatta re: btselem.org
Also [we need] to mention the Palestinians in the Jordan Valley community of Humsa, who were left homeless yesterday [2021-07-07] after the Civil Administration decided to confiscate their tents. Yesterday's temperature there was 38-40°C (100-104F) with very little shade.
Village residents in Humsa at the time of the demolition
Related: Israel razes homes of dozens of Palestinian families in Jordan Valley village | haaretz.com (Paywall)
Source: Breaking the Silence
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