Israel offered plenty of land, but no control over West Bank water resources. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 26.06.13 | 00:56 (IDT)

    This is why the "generous" offer was entirely disingenuious. Under that agreement, Palestinians would receive water only at Israel's discretion. This water is currently metered 80 percent to Israel, and 20 percent to Palestinians. A Palestinian can't drill a well behind his house without Israeli permission, and that (like construction permits) absolutely NEVER comes. Since he who controls the water controls the people who need it, this would prevent a viable Palestinian state. Arafat was right to refuse the offer.

    from the article: Netanyahu urges Palestinians to negotiate until conflict is resolved
    First published 11:53 25.06.13 | Last updated 11:53 25.06.13
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