Israeli settlers have taken over 30 Palestinian water springs and are targeting another 26, according to a new report out by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The vast majority of these springs, which were used for irrigation and the livelihood of Palestinian farmers, are being developed into tourist attractions. Israel uses 86% of the water from the Mountain Aquifer, a trans-border resource that by international law should be shared equally. Lack of access to water is a key, everyday hardship for countless Palestinians.
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