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Palestinian Authority Seeks International Condemnation Of Israel's Water "Manipulation"

RAMALLAH, Palestine Authority

The head of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) has called on the international community to condemn Israel’s "arbitrary policy of manipulating water supply allotted to West Bank districts", Wafa, the news agency of the Palestinian National Authority, reported 21 May.

The call followed several days of sudden water supply cuts that led to reduced volume of water and irregular pressure in the system, with knock-on distribution challenges.

The Israeli action comes at the start of the summer when the PWA is expecting an increase in demand of perhaps as much as 30 percent.

The Head of the PWA, Mazen Ghneim, alleged that the Israelis are using every opportunity to create more misery for the people in the West Bank.