Israel’s War — Palestinian Water

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here you go with a new article about Israel’s genocidal politics against Palestinian water… a sad reality.
An article you should read and share in any case.

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Sarah Meyer
Editorial Team of ProMosaik e.V.

Israel’s Unquenchable Thirst For 
Palestinian Blood And Water
“Israeli officials have
failed to give any justification for carrying out these attacks. In some of the
cases in this report Amnesty International has not been able to identify any
possible military target . . . In those cases it appears that the attacks
directly and deliberately targeted civilians or civilian objects . . . displaying
callous indifference to the carnage caused . . . which would constitute war
In the wake of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge which
was either under reported or totally ignored, the mainstream media continues to
deliberately release disinformation that promotes the war agendas of the
powerful institutions responsible for keeping them in business. Disinformation
has repeatedly justified and even encouraged Western military conflicts in
Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya,  and Syria with Iran — at the instigation of
warmongering Israel — being lined up as the next target.
Endless Middle East conflicts serve to distract from
Zionism’s unremitting push for the creation of a “Greater Israel” at the
expense of the Palestinian people whose denial of human rights including savage
ethnic cleansing continues unabated while subservient Western nations —
intimidated by “Holocaust industry” blackmail, bribery, and bullying — look on
with unconscionable apathy.
central fact of this conflict is that Zionists sought sovereignty in Palestine.
From this, all else follows: the Arab response and all that came after . . .
Israel is the illegitimate child of ethnic nationalism.”
The Case Against Israel, AK
Press, 2005.
Zionism’s bloodthirsty quest for sovereignty in
Palestine began in earnest in April 1948 — the month before Israel’s official
but questionable inception — with a massacre when some 120 fighters from the
Zionist paramilitary groups Irgun Zevai Leumi and Lohamei
Herut Israel
attacked Deir
, a village of about 600 Palestinians of whom according to the
New York Times report on April 13, 254 were killed. Though that number
was subsequently questioned by Israeli sources, the fact remains that Deir
Yassin marked the start of Israel’s bloodthirsty depopulation of over 400
villages and cities resulting in the death of thousands and the expulsion of
more than 700,000 Palestinians. 
Zionism’s barbarous depopulation policy was to some
extent facilitated by the 1947 supply of major shipments of modern armaments
from Czechoslovakia to the Jewish terror groups. Czechoslovakia, as a means of
replenishing its diminished post-war coffers, supplied the Jewish groups with
tens of thousands of rifles, bayonets, machine guns, pistols, semi-automatic
weapons, 80.5 million rounds of ammunition, 25 propeller-driven Avia S-199
fighters (the first fighter obtained by the Israeli Air Force), and 61 British
Supermarine spitfires that had been used throughout the Second World War by
Britain’s Royal Air Force and other allied countries. They also trained Haganah
pilots, ground crews, and even a brigade of Jewish volunteers. 
Zionism’s bloodthirsty depopulation policy continues to
this day thanks to Western cowardice, hypocrisy, and double standards. Apart
from their thirst for Palestinian blood, Israelis also have an unquenchable
thirst for Palestinian water. 
“As a
settler community, the Jewish state had from the start unilaterally and
systematically helped itself to Arab land and water resources contrary to
armistice agreements and over U.S. and UN protests. When in January1951 the
Israelis sent military units and bulldozers into the demilitarised zone (DMZ)
bordering Syria so as to grab the River Jordan for its water, the Jewish
National Fund of the World Zionist Organisation agreed to help finance a $250
million development project that included drainage of the Huleh Marshes — an
integral part of the River Jordan system — and irrigation of the Negev and the
Jerusalem corridor.
such drainage channels would undoubtedly impact on Syrian territory within the
central DMZ, the Syrian-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission ruled that the
Israeli project constituted “a flagrant violation of the armistice.” On March
24 Israel asserted that it had sovereignty over the zone and consequently had
the right to proceed with the project and then began doing so the very next day
thereby causing clashes between Syrian and Israeli forces. Israel’s response to
the clashes was as usual disproportionate and resulted in the expulsion from
their villages in the central DMZ of 785 Palestinians whose homes were then
bulldozed . . . 
by the ongoing dispute over water, the Eisenhower Administration in 1953 began
preparing a unified plan for the use of the Jordan River. By September,
however, Israel decided to pre-empt the American proposals by starting to
secretly construct a nine-mile long pipeline in the DMZ so as to divert the
Jordan River waters. On learning of Israel’s around the clock activities, the
U.S. protested and President Eisenhower suspended essential economic aid to
Israel. Fear of angering the Zionist lobby, however, prevented announcement of
the aid’s suspension. Undeterred, the Israelis shortly afterwards launched an
attack on the Jordanian village of Kibya — an attack ordered by General Ariel
Sharon, a war criminal []
who with his racist views and actions would not have looked out of
place in a swastika bedecked Nazi uniform.”
Brotherhood of the Third Temple
sullen enmity between infant Israel and its Arab neighbors, long acknowledged
and long passed over by Western diplomacy, erupted last week with violence that
could no longer be ignored.
At 9:30 one night, most of the people were just going to
bed in the Jordanian village of Kibya, 20 miles northwest of Jerusalem, and a
mile and a half beyond the Israeli frontier. A light burned in the village
coffeehouse, where a few late gossipers were preparing to depart; on this quiet
night , as usual, everyone put his trust in the U.N. ‘truce’ and 30 skimpily
armed Jordanian national guardsmen. Suddenly, Israeli artillery, previously
zeroed onto target, opened up, and a 600-man battalion of uniformed Israeli
regulars swept across the border to encircle the village. For the next two
hours the town shuddered under shell bursts and small-arms fire; villagers,
screaming and milling, rushed out to the surrounding fields and olive groves.
Then the guardsmen’s ammo (25 rounds per man) gave out, and the Israelis moved
into Kibya with rifle and sten guns. They shot every man, woman and child they
could find, then turned their fire on the cattle.
that, they dynamited 42 houses, a school and a mosque. The cries of the dying
could be heard amid the explosions. The villagers huddled in the grass could
see Israeli soldiers slouching in the doorways of their homes, smoking and
joking, their young faces illuminated by the flames. By 3 a.m. the Israeli’s
work was done, and they leisurely withdrew.”
report that appeared in
the October 26, 1953 issue.
As a result of the ensuing outcry over the Kibya
massacre, the Eisenhower administration made public its suspension of aid to
Israel. The suspension lasted a pathetic and meaningless eleven days because
following pressure from the U.S. Zionist lobby and an Israeli pledge to suspend
construction on the diversion project, U.S. aid was restored. The Israeli
pledge was as always worthless and construction of the diversion project was
eventually recommenced and completed in defiance of an important principle of
international law regarding water use which states that water should not be
diverted from its catchment basin.
Israel’s unilateral appropriation of virtually all that
water left only unusable briny water for the Jordanians and the Syrians and
ended all local Arab agricultural activity. Israel’s inherent selfishness meant
that numerous more murderous raids were also launched so as to facilitate the
plunder of yet more water resources. Of the water available from West Bank
aquifers, Israel uses 73%, the Palestinian majority uses 17%, and the illegal
Jewish settlers use 10%. These settlers, (God’s chosen people) often vandalise
Palestinian wells by pouring concrete into them, breaking connecting pipes, and
even contaminating them with hazardous waste such as used disposable diapers.
Every year there are hundreds of violent incidents involving armed settler
attacks that injure unarmed Palestinians and damage Palestinian property.
Violence against Palestinians is also committed by members of the Israeli
Defence Force (“the most moral army in the world”) most of whom are brutal and
racist with perhaps a few dissenting voices:
“I was
shocked to see IDF soldiers dragging a bleeding young Palestinian in the
streets of Hebron. The shocking image showed our soldiers as sadist who rejoice
over the killing of a young man, and drag his body to our settlers to rejoice,
dance, exchange candy and kick the not yet dead body. It reminds me of cheetahs
and hyenas, which kill and drag their prey. The problem is that these animals
kill to survive. Our soldiers kill to maintain the occupation, an apartheid
ex-IDF officer,
quoted in the Jewish
daily Haaretz in January 2001.
When supplies of water run low in the summer months,
the Israeli water company Mekorot simply shuts off the supply to Palestinian
towns and villages so as not to affect Israeli usage. This results in illegal
Israeli settlers being able to water their lawns and top up their swimming pools
while their Palestinian neighbours, on whose land the Israeli settlements were
illegally built, do not have enough water for drinking and cooking. To add
insult to injury, Israel often sells the water it has stolen from the West Bank
back to the Palestinians at inflated prices. International law unequivocally
states that it is illegal for Israel to expropriate the water of the Occupied
Palestinian Territories for use by its own citizens or by illegal Israeli
settlers; and furthermore, that Israel owes Palestinians reparations
with interest for loss of earnings from agriculture for past and continuing use of Palestinian water
resources. International law, however, does not apply to Israel which will
continue to receive reparations rather than to pay them.
Zionism’s obsession with water included Lebanon’s
Litani River and as far back as 1920 Haim Weizmann, head of the World Zionist
Organisation (WZO), wrote to Prime Minister David Lloyd George, arguing that
Lebanon was “well watered” and that the river was “valueless to the territory
north of the proposed frontiers. They can be used beneficially in the country
much further south.” Weizmann concluded that the WZO considered the Litani
valley “for a distance of 25 miles above the bend” of the river essential
to the future of the Jewish “national home.” Despite the British and the
French mandate powers retaining the Litani basin entirely in Lebanon, David
Ben-Gurion, a leading Zionist and the first prime minister of Israel, suggested
to a 1941 international commission on the question of Palestine that the Litani
be included in the borders of the future Jewish state. The commission
recommended that seven-eighths of the river’s waters be leased to Israel.
Since then Israel has resorted to various covetous
ploys including a ground invasion of Lebanon as an act of “self-defence”
against Hezbollah’s threat with the creation of a security buffer zone until
the arrival of a “multinational force with an enforcement capability.” But
increased Israeli military meddling and mischief within Lebanon, the initial
goal of a few kilometre narrow strip has now been extended right up to the
Litani River deep in Lebanon.
Furthermore, Israel is not content with just stealing
water, it is also intent on destroying the supply of it to the Palestinian
people. With the infrastructural damage of the 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead
yet to be repaired, Israel’s recent Operation Protective Edge caused even more
damage thereby ensuring that water was a prime casualty with calculated
military attacks causing (US$6m
of damage
through the destruction of four water
reservoirs, eleven wells, sewage networks and pumping stations. The lack of
water therefore plays not only a significant role as a source of life and
livelihood, but also as a means of control through Israeli laws that shape the
lives of the Palestinians living — if you can call it that — in the West Bank,
Negev and Gaza.
In the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead, by 2012, 95%
of the water was unfit for human consumption as pollutants infused the
remaining water wells and contamination increased because of the failure to
either rebuild or sustain existing sources due to blockade and transport
restrictions. The situation is further exacerbated by acts of illegal settler
sabotage, the refusal of permits to own water cisterns, and the limitations on
access to water sources that have all combined to become a cruel means of
Israeli control and punishment. The question is, WHEN OUR WE GOING TO THROW
William Hanna is a freelance writer with
a recently published book the Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple. Sample
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