If The Arabs Can't Market Their Produce, Then Why Are They Leasing Additional Land? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yishai Kohen
    • 02.08.13 | 09:32 (IDT)

    Obviously, nobody "forces" the Arabs to lease any land from the Jews, and the Arabs wouldn't do it if it wasn't economically worthwhile. Furthermore, with the abundance of rains that we have had in the past few years, including in the Jordan Valley, the Arabs can easily and cheaply build reservoirs like the Jews do. Finally, your statement: "Official Israeli sources say they know nothing about the matter, and in any case it is not common and there are only a few marginal cases involved." All together, it looks like someone is making up a story where none exists- and bumping it up on the page for political considerations.

    from the article: West Bank water shortage forcing Palestinians to lease land from settlers
    First published 01:26 02.08.13 | Last updated 01:26 02.08.13
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