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August 6, 2013 12:49 am

Civil Administration Allows Illegal Water Drilling in West Bank

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View of security barrier separating Judea and Samaria for the rest of Israel. Photo: Christian Bier.

Ynet – Despite State Comptroller’s report on lack of enforcement in the West Bank, the Civil Administration informed the Supreme Court late July that unless “security needs” call for it, the administration has no intention of putting a stop to Palestinians’ illegal drilling for water, an administration statement obtained by Ynet said.

Prior to the release of the comptroller’s report, West Bank Palestinians urged the Supreme Court to reexamine the issue of water drilling in the region, seeing as if the Civil Administration kept them from drilling they would essentially be left without water.

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