Monday, August 18, 2008

Water in Yesha (or, Is Peter Still Out there?)

Gov't Acts to Stop Arab Water Theft, Confiscates Piping

...Arabs have been stealing some 3 million cubic meters of water each year in parts of Judea, and the government has now taken action: The Civil Administration confiscated some 50,000 kilometers' worth of water piping this week from Arabs living in the South Mt. Hevron region.

The Arabs steal the water by hooking up pipes to the central pipelines that deliver water to the Jewish towns in the Mt. Hevron Regional Council.

...Arabs still retain some 85% of the piping through which they stream the stolen water to the Arab villages...

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