Palestinians in Gaza are drinking contaminated water

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Rayqa al-Malalha, 55, looks out her kitchen window at a putrid wastewater pond in the front yard of her Rafah City house in the Gaza strip. Her municipality does not supply clean drinking water, in part because the toxic pool is leaking into the water piping system.

Yet Rayqa’s troubles are not unique. Palestinians in Gaza regularly consume contaminated water, even when the liquid they drink has already been treated at a purifying facility. In Gaza 45-percent of the water processed in desalination plants is contaminated, according to the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA).

For nearly all Gazan households there is no alternative. Purchasing expensive tanks of clean water is unaffordable. Ninety-five percent of the strip’s 1.8 million residents rely on this polluted water. For those who can pay for clean water, they will spend up to a third of their income, found the water advocacy group E-WASH.

In 2012 the United Nations warned Gaza is facing a water and sanitation crisis due to Israel’s blockade of the coastal Mediterranean strip. All of the water that ends up piped into residents’ homes originates from one underground aquifer. Ninety-six percent of the reserve is unsafe for human consumption. The over-extraction of this aquifer and the intrusion of seawater, coupled with the infiltration of agricultural fertilizers and untreated sewage, have all resulted in levels of chloride and nitrates up to three times the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended standards.

Not only is Gaza’s water dangerous to drink, it often does not flow out of the faucet.

“Water runs into our house only once or twice a week. Yet we receive so little of it that we can hardly store some in our water tanks”, Rayqa said.

To meet their needs Rayqa’s family is left with no choice but to buy pricy water from private vendors. It costs five times more than municipal water. Her family needs it to bath, cook and drink.

“My husband is jobless and we cannot afford to buy clean water once a week, so we are forced to either ask our neighbors for some water or use network polluted water for drinking and cooking”, Rayqa said.

Such hardships are shared by many in the besieged Gaza strip. The average water consumption per person per day in is as low as 80 liters, well below the WHO minimum standards of 100. And of those 80 liters, most are unfit for human consumption.

Besides the limited access to safe water, the infrastructure in Rayqa’s neighborhood of al-Arabia in Rafah is also faulty, which poses further health risks. The district is not connected to the public sewage system as materials and funding to develop the infrastructure are scarce. In total 23-percent of the population in Gaza are also do not have sanitation services.

Without a sewer, the residents in al-Arabia depend on cesspits to dispose of their liquid waste. Financially overburdened with regular emptying fees, many in the area end up discharging their sewage into nearby agricultural lands. This creates large, deep ponds of sewage that poses a serious threat to the residents of the neighborhood, particularly children.

Rayqa’s grandchildren have constant bouts of colic and severe diarrhea. Her belief is  the illnesses are most likely related to the poor water quality and the sewage flooding the streets.

“We’re bothered the whole day and night by a nasty smell and swarms of mosquitoes. The situation gets worse in the summer, when we can’t sleep at night from the mosquito bites. Our life has become unbearable in this area—but what alternatives are we left with?” Rayqa lamented.

The Israeli blockade imposed on Gaza since 2007 severely impedes the recovery and development of the water and sanitation sector, delaying and hindering more than 86-percent repair projects due to the lack of materials, according to Gaza’s Coastal Municipality Water Utility.

This is a humanitarian crisis, but not a resource crisis. It needs a political solution. Unless the blockade is lifted, there can be neither real recovery, nor sustainable development within the water and sanitation sector in the Gaza Strip. Only then will Rayqa and her family be able to live a dignified life.

About Abeer Abu Shawish

Abeer Abu Shawish is an Advocacy Task Force Officer in the Gaza strip for E-WASH, the Emergency, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Group, a coordinating body consisting of 28 international and local NGOs as well as UN agencies that aim to coordinate the work in water, sanitation and hygiene sectors in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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  1. ritzl
    March 22, 2016, 7:25 pm

    Great article. Describing how this affects real people without choices really amplifies the somewhat more statistical WHO and E-WASH descriptions of the problem.

    Very sincerely, I wonder if Flint, Michigan, US and Rafah, Gaza, Palestine would benefit from a Sister City relationship. It seems to me that the Sister City program is, or can be, about much more than culture. Common experience and shared perspectives can be just as important.

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    To meet their needs Rayqa’s family is left with no choice but to buy pricy water from private vendors. It costs five times more than municipal water. Her family needs it to bath, cook and drink. – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2016/03/palestinians-in-gaza-are-drinking-contaminated-water-from-their-sinks/#sthash.YT7h9yA9.dpuf

    I’m curious whether the “pricey water from private vendors” that Gazans are forced to buy [in order to live] originates with “price-gouging, occupation-industry wholesalers in Israel.”

    • ritzl
      March 22, 2016, 7:30 pm

      Thanks.

    • affinity292
      March 23, 2016, 9:49 pm

      It may be true that the UN warned that there would be water problems because of Israel.

      But, then again, as the old joke says, if someone proposed a resolution that the earth was flat and Israel flattened it,” it would pass.

      Hamas’ own newspaper did their own investigation and concluded that Gaza’s water problems are NOT the fault of Israel or her policies but the result of Hamas/Gazan mismanagement of their water supply.

      http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/199256

      The Hamas paper Al-Risalah conducted an investigation into the subject of Jewish agricultural land in Gaza that was evacuated in the 2005 Disengagement plan, and found that despite Arab claims that Israel has caused a water crisis in Gaza, local residents are in fact to blame.

      In its investigation, which relied on figures from the Hamas agricultural ministry, the paper found that excessive use of water for agriculture by local farmers was behind the shortage of water.

      In particular the raising of vegetables that require vast amounts of water, digging wells without supervision, and pumping water excessively was found to be the culprit of Gaza’s water woes.

      The paper of the Hamas terror organization noted that prior to the 2005 expulsion of all Jews from Gaza, no more than 20 wells were being used by Israelis in Gush Katif, and they were dug around a kilometer from the coast so as to trap rain water.

      The average pumping from these wells was around 20-30 cubic meters per hour.

      Today, the number of wells in the area has tripled, and the Arab agricultural unions working in the evacuated Jewish communities dug close to 30 more wells – in addition to the 16 dug by the municipality.

      The average pumping from the agricultural unions’ wells is between 60-120 cubic meters per hour, while the average from municipality wells is between 60-70 cubic meters per hour, showing the improper usage of Gaza’s water resources.

      • El Cazador
        March 24, 2016, 9:09 pm

        Can we trust israelnationalnews to tell us the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? April 2010 National Geographic Special Issue was titled: «Water Our Thirsty World». One of the articles, written by Don Belt, had for title: «Parting the Waters», a 2010 Moses’ days reference.

        The article begins at page 154 and shows a 2-page photo of an Isreali couple picknicking on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, with two opened Goldstar beer bottles and other drink bottle and supplies. The legend says: Israelis relax by the Sea of Galilee, which is fed by the Jordan River and supplies a third of Isreal’s fresh water. Since 1967 Israel has blocked Syria’s access to the lake’s shoreline.»

        There’s no surprise there… That’s the basics for calling oneself the only democracy of the Middle East, a kind of version copied on the US «Exceptionalism».

        «Regardless of the political situation, people need water, and that’s a huge incentive to work things out», said Chuck Lawson, a former US official who worked on Israeli-Palestinian water issues in the 1990s. (p. 160)

        «One day … Bromberg led me to the natural spiring that provides water to Auja, a Palestinian village of 4,500 people… «Auja is totally dependent on this water for agriculture, Bromberg said. As soon as this spring dries up there will be no more water for farming. Part idealist, part political operative, Bromberg was born in Israel and raised in Australia, then returned in Israel in 1988 to help build peace in the region. By challenging his own country to share water equitably, Bromberg has rattled the cages of the hard-line Israeli politicians who see water as a national security issue — and a resource to guard jealously. Since occupying the West Bank in 1967, Israel has built a few dozen settlements in the Jordan Valley, in addition to the 120 or so elsewhere in the West Bank. The settlers’ water is provided by Mekorot, Israel’s national water authority, which has drilled 42 deep wells in the west Bank, mainly to supply Israeli cities. (According to a 2009 World Bank report, Israelis use four times as much water per capita as Palestinians, much of it for agriculture. Israel disputes this, arguing that its citizens use only twice as much water and are better at conserving it.)»

        «In any case, Israel’s West Bank settlements get enough water to fill their swimming pools, water their lawns, and irrigate miles of fields and greenhouses.»

        «In contrast, West Bank Palestinians, under Israeli military rule, have been largely prevented from digging deep wells of their own, limiting their water access to shallow wells, natural springs and rainfall that evaporates quickly in the dry desert air. When these sources run dry in the summer, Bromberg said, Auja’s Palestinians have no choice but to purchase water from Israel for about a dollar a cubic yard — in effect buying back the water that’s been taken out from under them by Mekorot’s pumps, which also lower the water table and affect Palestinian springs and wells.»

        A map of the Jordan River titled: «LIFELINE IN THE HOLY LAND», p. 161, under the subtitle «GROUNDWATER»: «Israel’s occupation of the West Bank after 1967 gave it control of the area’s three major aquifers, or basins; negociations over groundwater began during the Oslo peace talks in the 1990s.»

        «As Bromberg and I followed the Auja spring east, we passed a complex of pumps and pipes behing a barbed-wire fence — a Mekorot well. «Blue and white pipes», Bromberg said. «This is what water theft looks like in this part of the world.»

        «Israel’s chief water negotiator, Noah Kinnarti, disagrees. Underground water knows no border, he says, and points out that Israelis must also purchase the water they use. «Palestinians think that any rain that falls in the West Bank belongs to them», he told me at his kibbutz near the Sea of Gallilee. «But in the Oslo talks, we agreed to share that water.. They just can’t get their act together to do it.»

        Easy to say when you control everything the Palestinians would like to access at, like deep water well drilling, pumping, which is forbidden by the zionists…, along with non-stop access to electricity. We all know occupation is illegal, and so do the zionists, but they have the money and the press for themselves only. BDS would make a change for the best…

        «As for Israel «arguing that its citizens use only twice as much water and are better at conserving it.)» than the Palestinians, page 164-165 show a banana plantation whose workers are tending. The legend says: «Swaddled against the sun, workers from Thailand harvest bananas on an Israeli kibbutz in the Jordan Valley. Though lucrative, the tropical import needs at least eight times as much water as tomatoes. «In a desert, that’s crazy», says Gidon Bromberg of Friends of the Earth Middle East.»

        Unfortunately I can’t add the two photos on p. 166, showing the real story of water in Palestine, the zionists, the ones who have it by stealing it, waste it in swimming in partying in it, and making money by selling it to the Palestinians, from whom they stole it.

        Their legend says this:

        «A source of friction between Israelis and Palestinians, water is emblematic of their unequal relationship. At a water park in Tiberias, Israelis bask in its relative abundance (below), while Palestinians, restricted to shallow wells by Israel’s occupation, buy West Bank groundwater from Israel»…

        The last two paragraphs:

        «I stopped by the home of an elderly farmer named Muhammad Salama. «We haven’t had running water in my house for five weeks», Salama said. «So now I have to buy a tank of water every day from Mekorot to supply my family and to water my sheep, goats, and horses.» He also has to buy feed for his animals because there is no water to irrigate crops. To meet these costs he is selling off his livestock, and his sons have taken jobs at an Israeli settlement, tending the tomatoes, melons and other crops irrigated from the aquifer that is off-limits to Palestinian farmers. «What can we do?», he asked, pouring me a glass of Mekorot water from a plastic bottle. «It’s not fair, but we’re powerless to do anything about it.»

        It was a clear day, and from his front window we could see across the parched, brown valley all the way to the thin line of gray-green vegetation marking the path of the Jordan River. For a moment, its water seemed within reach. «But to get there I’d have to jump an electric fence, cross a minefield, and fight the Israeli army,» Salama said. «I’d have to start a water war!»

        About the Oslo Peace Talks, here’s a résumé of what went wrong, thanks to zionists’ bad faith:

        Analysis:

        » “The Incidental Fruit of Oslo”
        A member of the Palestinian National Council summarizes the many flaws in the Oslo peace process which preserved a status quo that denied Palestinians a national homeland.

        » “The Inner Logic of Israel’s Negotiations: Withdrawal Process, Not Peace Process”
        Douglas Feith, a Middle East specialist in the Reagan administration, questions Oslo’s logic. “Israel cannot compel good faith on the Arab side, nor can it ensure mature political leadership there. …. We know for sure that the ‘peace process’ means withdrawals by Israel; we do not know for sure whether it will produce peace, or even whether both sides actually intend that it do so.”

        » “The Oslo Peace Process Through Three Lenses”
        An evaluation of how Oslo encountered severe setbacks within a few years of its signing. Drawing on his reviews of three books, the author outlines how “confidence building” measures were undermined by Israeli unilateral actions, such as the expansion of Israeli settlements (the number of Jewish settlers doubled since the peace process started in 1993) and by continuing Palestinian terrorist attacks.»

        “Continue the Peace Process? No, It’s Heading for Disaster”
        “Abundant signs suggest [Oslo’s] mixed success will metamorphose into unqualified disaster; continuing Palestinian violence could develop into a strategic threat to Israel’s very existence,” writes Steven Plaut, a professor at Israel’s University of Haifa.

        http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/oslo/negotiations/

        As for «the author outlines how “confidence building” measures were undermined by Israeli unilateral actions, such as the expansion of Israeli settlements (the number of Jewish settlers doubled since the peace process started in 1993) and by continuing Palestinian terrorist attacks.», Palestinian terrorist attacks are simply Palestinian résistance, period. Zionists arrive there with bulldozers, destroy West Bank (one of the three UN partitioned territories for the Palestinians only, although without consulting the Palestinians for taking 53% of their whole original territory to give it to European zionists) Palestinian homes, villages, orchards… If it had happened in France like during WWII and the French had reacted by taking arms to defend their land, we would call them résistance. The same name applies to the Palestinians, who have been résistants since 1948.

      • ritzl
        March 25, 2016, 12:32 pm

        El Cazador, That National Geographic article is one of the best overviews of this problem out there. They didn’t really dig deep into the data but their descriptions of water shortages and their causes were very clear.

        Thanks for bringing it up here.

      • ritzl
        March 25, 2016, 12:45 pm

        Also, I always use this emblematic satellite image of Palestine and Israel when the buffoonery commences and the Palestinians are blamed for their own water shortages:

        http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af247/ritzl/IsraelSatelliteImage.jpg

        The brown and green areas say it all. You can ckearly see where Israel stops and the West Bank and Gaza begin.

        Whoever said that there are no politcal borders on the Earth itself had never been to Palestine.

      • ritzl
        March 25, 2016, 1:16 pm

        Also, I always use this emblematic satellite image of Palestine and Israel when the buffoonery commences and the Palestinians are blamed for their own water shortages:

        http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af247/ritzl/IsraelSatelliteImage.jpg

        The brown and green areas say it all. You can clearly see where Israel stops and the West Bank and Gaza begin.

        Whoever said that there are no politcal borders on the Earth itself had never been to Palestine.

      • ritzl
        March 25, 2016, 2:27 pm

        Again, what a crock of shit. Pure cherrypicking.

        Yes water in Gaza is being overpumped for agriculture but that does not happen in a vacuum. Israel has restricted food aid into Gaza so the ONLY alternative is to grow it. That takes water. The settlers had no such problem ergo they were not forced to use water resources to simply live.

        Second, ALL the fresh water required to replenish the Coastal aquifer under Gaza originates in Israel. Israel dams the surface water and pumps the ground water to the extent that the aquifer does not replenish adequately. This was going on even in 2005 and, contrary to Israeli propaganda then and now, was a major, if not the only, reason for withdrawing the settlers. The GoI knew that those settlements were on the verge of becoming unsustainable wrt water (because of the extreme water usage upstream in Israel “proper” — and evacuated them.

        Conveniently, that had the little added bonus of enabling Israel to do exactly what the INN article did — blame Hamas for something that was in play before Hamas came to power. And it had the little extra added bonus of enabling the Israelis to do just what that Arutz Sheva article did, gratuitously throw in the word “terror” (because we all know that a “terror” organization cannot, by definition, manage anything well.

        That’s completely self-fulfilling circular argumentation. Israel has made that a performance art form.

        Third, all this overpumping could be avoided if Gaza had the electrical power to operate desalination plants. But israel destroys Gaza’s power plant every chance it gets and then restricts power it supplies. Result: no desalination.

        Lake Kinneret was almost to its “Black Line” in 2013. The “Black Line” is the point of no return (cf. Aral Sea or Salton Sea). Israel is resorting to desalination (in addition to the 200MCM per year it steals from Palestine ti replenish the lake) to address its own water overuse problems. Does this mean Israel is mismanaging (to use the Arutz Sheva characterization) its water? I think, yes it is.

        That indicates a regional water mismanagent crisis with Israel, the giant sponge, being the primary initiator and ongoing exacerbator (they grow bananas in the arid Jordan valley, FFS). So to blame Hamas (and Gazans generally) for their specific water crisis, when Israel is guilty of both similar mismanagement (though on a far greater scale) AND making the problem in Gaza vastly more acute via its criminal collective punishment is, well, a hoot.

        Finally a power plant or a desalination plant can be built under a circus tent if necessary. The issue is NOT one of diverting construction materials to tunnels because it’s not an either/or concept. The issue is the inhuman blockade, first and last.

        Using tunnels as an excuse to kill Palestinians in Gaza slowly and cause birth defects in their children until they make some political change and/or lie down and take what’s coming to them is a sign of extreme ghoulishness, imho.

        My preferred solution to this water problem in Gaza is for the international community to put a wind turbine or solar panel on every single rooftop in Gaza. That would cut through all the BS. Distributed power. Can’t be easily destroyed by biennial bombing Every home a mini desalination plant. Absolutely ZERO connection to tunnel construction (unless of course EVERYTHING is connected to tunnel construction – kind of an Israeli version of the “Butterfly Effect”) My “honest Israeli” question is, “Would you support this method of solving Gaza’s water crisis?”

  2. talknic
    March 22, 2016, 7:49 pm

    There seems to be no end to Israeli war crimes. Poisoning the well instead of protecting and catering for the occupied.

    Same olde war tactic was used in Iraq. A corpse by any other name

  3. Mayhem
    March 22, 2016, 8:38 pm

    The Gaza Water Crisis has been happening for some time, this is nothing new. Just trotting out the same old Pallywag propaganda – this has nothing to do with Israel’s blockade of Gaza.
    “Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in general failed to manage Gaza’s civil affairs. Even prior to the July 2014 Operation Protective Edge, an alarming collapse of Gaza’s physical infrastructures was evident: electricity, sewage, and most gravely, the supply of drinking water.
    “Unlike its provision of electricity to Gaza, Israel currently provides only negligible quantities of water. Gaza’s water crisis was created completely by Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority before it.
    “The 1993 Oslo agreements made the Palestinian Authority responsible for water management in Gaza, and in 1995 the PA established the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA). In other words, from that point on, all matters involving water were in Palestinian hands.
    “Israel’s position must be clear: it is willing to help with the rehabilitation of Gaza’s drinking-water system but not in a humanitarian framework. Instead, this must be done in the context of a binding political agreement entailing the rehabilitation of the civilian infrastructure in return for the destruction of the terror infrastructure.”
    We’re still waiting for Hamas to bite the bullet – not likely soon given their hateful agenda where the destruction of Israel matters more than the welfare of their own citizens.

    • ritzl
      March 22, 2016, 11:15 pm

      @Mayhem

      With respect to causes of Gaza’s water crisis, that’s completely made up. 100%. Pure self-serving baloney. No resemblance to reality in Gaza other than it used the word “Gaza” a few times.

      But with respect to collective punishment/slow death of 2M captive and helpless people (who, btw, are not even allowed to leave) as the Israeli method of choice, it’s an astoundingly clear admission of an intentional and knowing war crime and/or a crime against humanity.

      Amazing.

      You guys really are incredible. As your passage indicates, Israel has absolutely ZERO concept of how to solve problems that doesn’t involve killing innocent human beings in bunches, over long periods of time. It might make one believe that they don’t actually want to solve problems because killing is such painless fun.

      I feel dirty just reading that rubbish.

      • El Cazador
        March 24, 2016, 9:13 pm

        The worst part about that well paid hasbara contribution to rewriting history attempts is that the hasbara contributors are totally shameless, just like most zionists I presume, and certainly like the hasbara head of state, the UN Bibi the Bomb… I’ll be glad to be able to say Byebye Bibi…

    • Marnie
      March 23, 2016, 4:54 am

      I would love to see you have to drink filthy, contaminated water. Maybe you could post your reactions to it on YouTube. I’m still waiting for Netanyahoo to bite the bullet but its not likely to be seen given his hateful agenda where the destruction of Palestine matters more than the welfare of his own citizens.

      See how horrible that sounds when it’s flipped around? Do you?

    • Boo
      March 23, 2016, 8:55 am

      If your intent is to convince us, you might want to consider posting a link that doesn’t begin its homepage header with the phrase “Israeli Security”. Just sayin’.

    • eljay
      March 23, 2016, 9:05 am

      || Mayhem: The Gaza Water Crisis has been happening for some time, this is nothing new. Just trotting out the same old Pallywag propaganda – this has nothing to do with Israel’s blockade of Gaza. … ||

      The protester’s breathing problems have nothing to do with the heavy jackboot firmly on his neck. The victim’s chronic stress has nothing to do with her being chained in the brutal rapist’s basement. The wife’s bloody nose and black eye have nothing to do with the husband’s fists.

      Do you guys make evil faces at yourselves in the mirror each morning when you rehearse your daily Zio-routine?

    • Mayhem
      March 24, 2016, 12:34 am

      Abuse totally devoid of any rational argument with a regular dose of propaganda seems to be the modus operandi here. Can somebody please explain why the output of a Gazan water purification plant is still contaminated? Sounds like a contradiction in terms. If Hamas spent what they do on digging tunnels on improving their water resources then ….. (maybe)

      • eljay
        March 24, 2016, 7:27 am

        || Mayhem: Abuse totally devoid of any rational argument with a regular dose of propaganda seems to be the modus operandi here. … ||

        A perfect description of Zio-supremacism. Feel free to change your evil ways any time.

        || … If Hamas spent what they do on digging tunnels on improving their water resources … ||

        If Israel would stop occupying and colonizing Palestine and committing (war) crimes against Palestinians…

        Here’s an idea (you won’t like):
        – Israel halts its decades-long and on-going occupation of all territory outside of its / Partition borders, and withdraws into Israel proper.
        – The Palestinians – free from Israeli interference – invite foreign investment, skills and development into Gaza to improve their water resources.

      • Mayhem
        March 24, 2016, 9:19 pm

        @eljay, your response is beyond a joke. You conveniently avoid the nonsense claim about the output of Gazan water purification plants still being contaminated. As for your idiotic suggestion that Israel should withdraw into Israel proper – this is a sure recipe for suicide with Israel a sitting duck for terrorists bent on its destruction surrounding it on all borders, and you know it.

      • El Cazador
        March 24, 2016, 9:27 pm

        You destroyed it you, bozos. And once destroyed, like all the houses and other buildings, you make sure that no building materials can go into Gaza. Easy to figure out that once Gaza is just a series of piles of rubbles with no water, sewage treatment, electricity… Gazans will leave. But they don’t. They resist. In the meantime BDS is doing its travel throughout the world, and no new wave of punishment in many countries (NATO’s only) for being for or promoting BDS will stop people from reminding the world what the little genocide, apartheid country of the Middle East named zionist Israel should be treated like South Africa was in its Apartheid heydays. Quite frankly, after having survived the Shoah, Jews should be the very last to serve to the Palestinians the exact same treatment little doses over little doses to make the treatment last and try to not be accused of fascist nazism.

        Don’t you realize that you’re putting all Jews, especially the humanists and peaceful ones, the ones who want freedom, peace and justice for the Palestinians, into the same dangerous situation as the war-mongering, land-stealing zionists. Einstein was right and knew exactly what danger zionists represented for Palestine back on December 4, 1948, in his co-signed letter to the New York Times:

        https://archive.org/details/AlbertEinsteinLetterToTheNewYorkTimes.December41948

      • eljay
        March 24, 2016, 9:37 pm

        || Mayhem: @eljay, your response is beyond a joke. … ||

        Says the joker.

        || … As for your idiotic suggestion that Israel should withdraw into Israel proper … ||

        I love how you Zio-supremacists instinctively sh*t on anything that resembles justice, accountability or equality.

        || … this is a sure recipe for suicide with Israel a sitting duck for terrorists bent on its destruction surrounding it on all borders, and you know it. ||

        Israel would love to stop…
        – occupying and colonizing non-Israeli territory;
        – oppressing, torturing and murdering Palestinians; and
        – routinely committing (war) crimes,
        …but, gosh darn it, those crafty Pallywags MAKE them do it! :-(

      • echinococcus
        March 25, 2016, 12:59 am

        There’s another case study in Zionist propaganda in the “Mayhem” rough robot’s output:

        As for your idiotic suggestion that Israel should withdraw into Israel proper – this is a sure recipe for suicide with Israel a sitting duck for terrorists bent on its destruction surrounding it on all borders, and you know it.

        Positively post-Goebbelsian logic. As long as I have any neighbors (and what for ones in the middle of the Ayrab jungle… but anyway we proved that the whole world hates us) I cannot be safe, so shut up as long as I have any neighbors –it’s my God-given, pardon G*d-given, right to invade. Note that the logic is fully accepted by the pwned US and EU.

      • Mooser
        March 25, 2016, 11:25 am

        “As for your idiotic suggestion that Israel should withdraw into Israel proper – this is a sure recipe for suicide with Israel a sitting duck for terrorists bent on its destruction surrounding it on all borders, and you know it.”

        “Echin” and “Talknic”, please note!

        “Israel proper” (well, somebody knows, don’t they?) is not Zionism’s Briar Patch.
        It is Zionism’s Tar Baby, they don’t want to touch it.

        And I don’t think quotes from the Psalms will help.

      • echinococcus
        March 25, 2016, 6:23 pm

        Mooser,

        Of course they will always want more because all borders are always unsafe, being borders with Goys. But then, their Drang nach Osten still doesn’t legitimate any cabbage patch, not even a handkerchief-sized one.

        Me, you know how I am. As Mr Fredman or another of our entertaining showmen said, I am a horrrible antisemite. The Mohel who whispered sweet nothings in my ear while handling my private parts was a Wehrmacht rabbi, and at a tender age I killed father and mother (and the dog) out of pure self-hatred antisemitism. So I would pay to enjoy helping our Palestinian friends put on a plane the last remaining Zionist in the first 1947 illegal “Jewish” partition area who doesn’t ask for Palestinian citizenship. I’m even preparing a request for being put in liquid nitrogen until then.

      • Mooser
        March 26, 2016, 1:17 am

        “Me, you know how I am.”

        Oh, that poor doggie! I never had a dog when i was a kid, my parents thought that dogs and cats were tref. I was terrified of dogs for a long time, but then I got married and had better things to be afraid of. And my wife had a dog. I always liked cats.
        And now I sleep with an 78 lb. (and she’s svelte, too, all muscle and bone) Brown Lab on my legs, and a cat on my head, every night.
        Showed you, Mom! And I’ve got Corydoras catfish (no scales! Scary! ) in my tanks.

        Ach, God love ’em, they tried. No one could raise me right, but Mamila tried. Mamila tried to raise me frummer, but her Oy Vey’s I denied. I turned out a schmuck, but Mamila tried.

  4. El Cazador
    March 27, 2016, 3:33 am

    ritzl
    March 25, 2016, 12:32 pm

    «El Cazador, That National Geographic article is one of the best overviews of this problem out there.»

    I totally agree, and that’s why I used it, particularly the water usage/waste/pollution comparison between the zionist bosses and their targeted Palestinians. The article says a lot about the so-called self-called smartest of all, zionists. I had to type all important items, but they were worth every word.

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