7 May 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority last week expressed reservations about the planned Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project championed by neighboring Israel and Jordan.
11 Apr 2013 - 08:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) will fund $28 million USD worth of infrastructure projects in the Gaza Strip, according to KFAED officials.
9 Apr 2013 - 07:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The more than 500,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank use approximately six times more domestic water supply than the nearly 2.6 million Palestinians living there, according to a new report by Pa
29 Mar 2013 - 07:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
United Kingdom, BRIGHTON — The University of Sussex’ School of Global Studies this week released a policy briefing on water cooperation that investigates the claim from the United Nations and other international organizati
27 Mar 2013 - 07:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — Two Palestinian agencies last week criticized Israel’s control of Palestinian water sources, saying the Israeli government had restrict Palestinian access to water, denied approval of new well deve
25 Mar 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad warned last week of an impending water crisis in the Palestinian territories, which will hit the Gaza Strip especially hard.
13 Mar 2013 - 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The European Union will provide $20 million USD for drinking water and sanitation improvement projects in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian officials.
20 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has launched an emergency appeal for $300 million USD to fund water, sanitation, food and health services
15 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority is planning to introduce a new water law that will restructure the sector and redefine policies and strategies with regard to water and sanitation services, Palestinian
7 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will provide a total of $17.5 million USD for water projects in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian water officials.
16 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The Gaza Strip faces a potential water crisis if the Israeli blockade of the territory is not lifted, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) warns.
11 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — A new Palestinian report claims that Israel has withheld $42 million USD in tax revenues owed to the Palestinian Authority in order to pay for construction and management of wastewater treatment pl
9 Oct 2012 - 08:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and the Japanese government will provide funding for a $57 million USD sewage treatment plant project in the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, Pale
24 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The Palestinian Water Authority is independently drafting an alternative water sharing plan to Article 40 of the Oslo Accords.
20 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — Palestinians say that the Joint Water Committee (JWC) is at an impasse, and that international funders of Palestinian water projects are now starting to shift their funds to other missions.
17 Sep 2012 - 07:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — Israeli enviromental NGO Green Now is threatening to sue Jerusalem water and sewage corporation Hagihon (Gihon) and Israel’s Ministry of Environment for failure to create a wastewater solution for
30 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — While Israel’s extensive desalination program contributes relief to its water scarcity problems, Palestinians are voicing environmental concerns and calling for an increase in their share of freshw
16 Aug 2012 - 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH — Palestinian media this week reported new cases of Israeli settlers and the Government of Israel destroying Palestinian water wells and agricultural lands.
9 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned last week of a looming “water war” in the region, as the West Bank and Gaza grapple with severe water shortages.
31 Jul 2012 - 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Countries throughout the Middle East are donating millions of dollars in aid for Syrian refugees fleeing the violent conflicts in that country.
26 Jul 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with foreign donor organizations and governments aimed at improving the water sector in the Palestinian Territories.
9 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — Palestinian and Israeli officials last week accused one another of contravening water provisions specified in the Oslo II interim agreement of 1995.
5 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — Israel is heralding its decision this week to go ahead with the Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project as pivotal for peace-building, but environmentalists still question the project’s science.
21 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — A new report by two humanitarian organizations warns of serious deterioration in water and sanitation conditions in the Gaza Strip.
11 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH — The German government on June 6 signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority under which it will provide $58.6 million USD for water, sanitation and other infrastructure projects in the West
30 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The failure of Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority to agree on rehabilitating the heavily polluted lower Jordan River basin has led international investors to turn to a non-governmental o
23 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Water Authority says the United Nations, through its State and Peace-Building Fund, has confirmed it will sign off on a grant for a West Bank water project this week.
21 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — A report from the Displacement Working Group, which is chaired by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), charges that in 2011 Israel destroyed over 600 aid-funded i
7 May 2012 - 12:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is providing $14 million USD to build new water infrastructure and increase institutional capacity at Palestinian utilities.
3 Apr 2012 - 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The European Union is providing $29 million USD for a wastewater treatment plant in the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority said in a statement last week.
27 Mar 2012 - 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The Saudi Development Fund, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), and the EU-funded Economic and Social Development Fund will provide financial support for construction of a major desalination plan
20 Mar 2012 - 12:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
France, MARSEILLE — The French government will contribute $13.2 million USD to a project to build a desalination plant in Gaza, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon announced on March 12 at the opening of the sixth
20 Mar 2012 - 12:29 by Local Press Report
MARSEILLE (AFP) — Israel said last week it backed Palestinian plans to build a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip and was willing if requested to provide its skills for the project.
27 Feb 2012 - 15:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Water Authority and the French Development Agency on February 21 signed two agreements for water and wastewater projects in the city of Jenin, which has long struggled with poor d
30 Jan 2012 - 21:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — Palestinian water officials are negotiating with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Union for the Mediterranean to fund a desalination plant and a major water pipeline connecting north to
9 Jan 2012 - 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The Palestinian Authority signed an agreement with the European Union and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to build a $10 million USD desalination plant in Gaza.
19 Dec 2011 - 22:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — Water officials in Gaza are warning of the depletion of safe drinking water in the impoverished territory.
5 Dec 2011 - 19:37 by Local Press Report
TEL AVIV (The Telegraph (United Kingdom)) — Israel says it could cut all support to the Gaza Strip -- including water and power supplies -- if the Palestinian Authority continues toward reunification with Islamic militant group Hamas.