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Archive for July 30th, 2006

From New Orleans to Gaza

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 8:20 am by HL

Here is a story about how whoever controls the water supply, controls the people. After Katrina, people didn’t have water, that was because people, and the government were unprepared. The story calls it a 9/11 type occurence. Fear is fear, whether it is from “enemy” attack or from you knowing that your government is not going to protect you from in case of emergency.
In the middle east. Israel controls the water supply to the Palestinians, and therefore control the populace.

From New Orleans to Gaza

Excerpt:
The suffering in Israel’s Occupied Territories, however, is not the result of mismanagement or indifference. Instead, it is the consequence of premeditated, often cruelly ingenious strategies to strip an oppressed population of cropland, housing, security, education, basic services, medical care, freedom of movement, functioning government, olive groves, citrus trees, nightly sleep and water.

As with so much else in the Palestinian tragedy, the already lopsided balance of power regarding water resources tipped decidedly against the Palestinians following Israel’s lightning victory of June,1967. The region’s three primary water sources consist of the Jordan River, and two large aquifers, the Mountain Aquifer of the West Bank and the Coastal Aquifer, extending northward from the Gaza Strip.

Prior to the Six Day War, Israeli land encompassed only three percent of the Jordan River Basin, though in 1964, the enterprising state had already constructed an elaborate conveyance network of canals, pumping stations, reservoirs and pipelines, integrating them into a national water system which diverted 75 percent of the Jordan’s flow for Israel’s use. After the 1967 War, Israel claimed full control of the Jordan’s headwaters. While Israel shares some of the flow with Jordan and Syria, the Palestinians are forbidden any water from the river, forcing them to rely on groundwater pumped from aquifers and springs or delivered, often sporadically, by truck.