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Palestinian PM accuses Israel of seizing two-thirds of Palestine's groundwater
November 28, 2022

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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye has accused Israel of seizing two-thirds of the Palestinian groundwater and diverting it to Jewish settlements.

Addressing a media briefing, he said Israel steals 600 million cubic meters of Palestine's 800 million cubic meters and diverts it into its cities.

He further said after 1967, Israel began digging water wells in the West Bank deeper than the Palestinian ones, which led to its control of most of the groundwater and the drying of the springs.

He said Israeli measures have affected the agricultural pattern in Palestine.