West Bank farmers battle over water


9 November 1999



West Bank farmers battle over water


FARMERS in Israel and Palestine are in dispute over water resources in the West Bank and Gaza, reports the Financial Times.

The two countries are trying to maintain a peace agreement after years of war and dispute.

But the newspaper says Israels “powerful” agricultural lobby is in no hurry to share the regions scarce water supplies.

Palestinian representatives maintain they must have an equal amount as the Israelis.

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