The control and supply of water remains highly contentious in the Israel/Palestine conflict, and various independent bodies including the UN have criticised Israel for restricting Palestinian access to this vital and scarce resource.
This report shows how European policy helps sustain the settlements. it reveals that the EU imports approximately fifteen times more from the illegal settlements than from the Palestinians themselves.
“A society that had grown up over more than a thousand years was destroyed and for reasons that civilians do in all wars, to save their lives and protect their children and also because, in some places, Israel practised what is now called ethnic cleansing.”
Since the Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbours took place in 1967, Israel has been occupying Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. During these 40 years of occupation