It is often the task of small children to collect fresh water for their families so older siblings can go to school which starts at age six. For Palestinians getting fresh water is a labour-intensive activity. Photo by Getty Images.
Israeli government insists there is ‘no truth’ in claims and says shortages down to faulty water lines
By Peter Yeung @ptr_yeung, The Independent
June 15, 2016
Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, at a time when temperatures can exceed 35C.
The northern city of Jenin, which has a population of more than…
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