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Wells, Cisterns Destroyed

What is affected
Type of violation Demolition/destruction
Date 01 January 2011
Region MENA
Country Palestine
City Beit Hasan, Nablus region, West Bank

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Brief narrative

Water Authority Condemns Destruction of Wells 17/07/2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma`an) -- The head of the Palestinian Water Authority has condemned Israel’s destruction of three water wells near Nablus, calling on the international community to intervene. Shaddad Attili said the Beit Hassan wells were used to irrigate 2,000 dunums of land on which several families relied. "It is the ability of these families to stay on their land that Israel is targeting,” Attili said. "In recent months, Israel has rapidly accelerated its destruction of essential Palestinian water infrastructure in flagrant violation of international law as well as previous agreements. "This year alone, the Israeli military has destroyed 20 rainwater harvesting cisterns and 12 Palestinian wells. The impact on affected Palestinian communities continues to be disastrous.” He added: "My immediate concern is for the welfare of those Palestinian families and communities affected by the destruction of these wells. Getting water to them is my first priority." Attli`s remarks came as residents of Bethlehem demonstrated over lack of water. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=404723

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