“Amnesty International today accused Israel of denying Palestinians adequate access to water while allowing Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank almost unlimited supplies,” reports Press Association. Israel, the human rights group said, restricts availability of water in the Palestinian territories ‘by maintaining total control over the shared resources and pursuing discriminatory policies.’ Israel consumes four times more water than Palestinians, who use an average of 70 litres (16 gallons) a day per person, according to the report entitled: ‘Troubled waters – Palestinians denied fair access to water.’ Amnesty said the ‘inequality’ is even more pronounced in some areas of the West Bank where settlements use up to 20 times more water per capita than neighbouring Palestinian communities which survive on barely 20 litres (5.28 gallons) of water per capita a day.”
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