Sunday, May 13, 2007

Steal the land and abuse its resources: this is colonialism

"The Jordan River, much of which meanders alongside the Palestinian West Bank and is under Israeli control, is the sea's only source of water but this has also shrunk as it provides irrigation and drinking supplies. Crisis scenarios forecast its disappearance by 2050.

Israeli environmentalists say the plan is a vanity project for Shimon Peres, its chief supporter and a former prime minister, and argue there are better ways to husband resources. These include protection of the Jordan River and a review of agriculture, which uses an enormous amount of water in desert conditions to grow tropical fruits such as bananas."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's Israel's land and Israel's water.