Israel’s water company recognizes no Green Line, no occupation

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No green lineEarlier today we did a post on the Israeli prime minister’s situation room having a radar map that doesn’t show the Green Line demarcating the occupied territories. Well there’s no occupation in this official map at the Israeli national water company either! Yossi Yaacoby is an executive at the national water company, whose name is on the map.

The photo above was tweeted last summer by Boston Globe reporter Erin Ailworth (whose coverage we critiqued, and so did she).

 

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  1. seafoid
    December 13, 2013, 2:55 pm

    Why would any arm of the bot state recognize the Green Line? The entire Jewish sector of Israeli society has devoted the best of its energy over the last 46 years to erase the border. History has ended and Israel will reign forever.

    But feedback is a bitch.

  2. Kate
    December 13, 2013, 3:33 pm

    >Israel’s water company recognizes no Green Line, no occupation
    Odd, that, considering that it has no trouble excluding Palestinian villages in ‘Samaria’ and ‘Judea’ from getting water.

    • Woody Tanaka
      December 13, 2013, 4:33 pm

      “Odd, that, considering that it has no trouble excluding Palestinian villages in ‘Samaria’ and ‘Judea’ from getting water.”

      Because that’s not a matter of lines on a map, but a matter of racism in the black hearts of the zionists.

  3. Hostage
    December 13, 2013, 9:37 pm

    Israel’s water company recognizes no Green Line, no occupation

    Pillage is one of the specific charges that has been brought in nearly every case against the individuals on trial in the ICC. The Prosecutors apparently know what to do when this happens and in the case of the responsible Israeli officials, it’s a slam dunk.

  4. Walid
    December 14, 2013, 7:08 am

    One of the first things Israel did after 67 was to transfer total management of the water resources in all occupied territories to its water company that proceeded to lay water pipes from Israel to the territories. All the water on the West Bank was and continues to be channeled to Israel and piped back to the West Bank to the settlements or to the Palestinians, which is how Israel actually controls the Palestinians’ water consumption. This is why Israel prevents Palestinians from having cisterns to collect water or catch rainwater and goes around destroying them. This is also why Israel prevents Palestinians from digging wells or steals existing wells with the wall. It’s holding the Palestinians by the throat; one wrong move and the water stops flowing.

    So it’s understandable that the green line is not shown on the water company maps; control is with the valves on the Israeli side that allow the water to flow from Israel to the WB.

    • MahaneYehude1
      December 14, 2013, 8:10 am

      @Walid:

      I see that you mention many times the water problem in our area, one of the obstacles. I appreciate if you read the last paragraph of the following comment I wrote several days ago. The paragraph is about the “Two Seas Canal” project and the link (Ynet) is new, published in the last week:

      http://mondoweiss.net/policy/comment-page-1#comment-618778

      • Hostage
        December 14, 2013, 2:13 pm

        The paragraph is about the “Two Seas Canal” project and the link (Ynet) is new, published in the last week:

        The Palestinians officially opposed World Bank support when the proposal was for a real canal through Palestinian territory. Now it’s just going to be a small pipeline through Jordan. They aren’t going to finance the scheme, they’ve just agreed to purchase water from Israel:

        But analysts said the deal would create a vastly scaled-back version of a grandiose project that had been under consideration for almost 20 years.

        They said it would provide about a 10th of the volume of water needed to stabilise the Dead Sea, while threatening its unique characteristics, and would not alleviate severe water shortages in the area.

        Under the agreement, 200 million cubic metres of water will be pumped from the Red Sea a year. Half will be desalinated at a new plant in Aqaba, at the northern tip of the Red Sea, and the rest will be piped to the Dead Sea to help replenish its waters, which are shrinking by a metre each year.

        Construction of the pipeline, which will be laid on Jordanian territory, is likely to take up to five years and cost up to Dh2 billion. Israel will sell water from the Sea of Galilee to Jordan and desalinated water to the Palestinians.

        http://gulfnews.com/news/region/general/dead-sea-neighbours-palestine-jordan-and-israel-agree-to-pipeline-from-red-sea-1.1265306

    • Hostage
      December 14, 2013, 8:33 am

      one wrong move and the water stops flowing.

      Which is only one of the many reasons Abbas couldn’t boycott Israel even if he wanted to.

  5. Hostage
    December 14, 2013, 9:09 am

    There are 130 countries that have recognized the State of Palestine. According to a recent Amnesty International survey, 86 percent of world’s states exercise universal jurisdiction over at least one kind of international crime. It’s usually war crimes, like pillage. http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/IOR53/019/2012/en/2769ce03-16b7-4dd7-8ea3-95f4c64a522a/ior530192012en.pdf

    For many years, the General Assembly has condemned Israel’s theft of Palestinian natural resources and affirmed Palestine’s right to compensation. But that’s not enough, now that it has officially recognized the State of Palestine. The 10th Emergency Special Session needs to call upon member states to assist Palestine in bringing those responsible for plundering its natural resources to justice. The BDS movement needs to put pressure on our own governments to apply existing criminal sanctions to Israel and the responsible officials.

  6. Andreas Schlueter
    December 14, 2013, 12:46 pm

    As sad as this information is, it doesn´t show anything new, as I stated also in this article from February 2012: http://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/israel-and-the-two-state-solution/ about a map on the webgage of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption! But in connection with the water question it shows one of the strongest motives in the occupation policy!
    Andreas Schlüter
    Sociologist
    Berlin, Germany

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