B’Tselem: Watergrabbing in Palestine


FMEP grantee B’Tselem goes to the village of Ein el-Hilweh in the Jordan Valley to highlight many of the most dramatic inequalities in water allocation for Palestinians.

Watch the video and donate to B’Tselem to help sustain their important work on water rights.

Quick data points from B’Tselem:

  • 80% of the shared water resource (the mountain aquifer) goes to Israelis
  • In practice, Palestinians get even less than the 20% they are granted under the Oslo Accords.
  • In Area C (60% of the West Bank), Israel often demolishes water wells and confiscates water tanks.
  • In Ein el-Hilweh, in the Jordan Valley, the average water usage is between 20-50 liters of water per person, per day. This is extremely low.