The head of the Palestinian Environmental Quality Authority, Adalah Al-Atyra, said on Tuesday that the ongoing Israeli violations against the environment could amount to war crimes, according to Palestine News Network.
The organization is working on a comprehensive report focused on the environment in the Palestinian territories under the auspices of the United Nations and under the supervision of international experts.
War on nature: How Zionist colonialism has destroyed the environment in Palestine https://t.co/I6KAzwoedy
— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) February 26, 2019
“Israel is establishing projects in Jerusalem, monitoring hundreds of millions of shekels, seizing citizens’ land and preventing them from exploiting their land and expelling them, especially bedouin communities close to their projects”.
?Oh No, it’s now headline news that the blockade on Gaza water & sewage that will make #Gaza unlivable for 2 Million #Palestinians by 2020 is starting to effect the poor nearby #Israeli Squatters ?Israel's 'environmental crisis' is of its own making https://t.co/3UGED4ptG4
— marshall (@Marshall_H15) July 8, 2019
As noted by Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo:
“It is a myth that only Zionist Israel ‘made the desert bloom.’ On the contrary, since its establishment on the ruins of more than five hundred Palestinian villages and cities that it has destroyed and wiped off the map, Israel has done the exact opposite. The land inhabited by Palestinian Muslims, Christians, and Jews for thousands of years has been disfigured beyond belief by Israel in the matter of a few decades.”
— Richard Hardigan (@RichardHardigan) September 22, 2019
In the West Bank, Israel’s discriminatory policies regarding its uses and abuses of water are known as “water apartheid”. Reckless Israeli water consumption and erratic use of dams have a vast and possibly irreversible environmental impact, fundamentally altering the aquatic ecosystem.
Moreover, Israeli authorities control Palestinians springs, turning them into tourist areas; they plunder the resources of the Dead Sea and the Gaza Sea, denying Palestinians the right to exploit natural gas fields in the area.
(The Palestine Chronicle, PNN, Social Media)