It was water issues, -not a map that was refused - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 13.12.10 | 09:59 (IST)

    You should be aware that the Clinton proposal was refused, NOT THE MAP. The problem with the Clinton proposal was it did not address water resources and water allocation in the West Bank. Israel has retained absolute control of water and has allocated only 20 percent of West Bank water resources to Palestinians. Israel takes 80 percent of the water for itself. He who controls the water controls the people and therefore de facto the land. Israel knows this. Denial of water rights has been used to drive Palestinians off their land. Settlers are now fencing off natural springs to forcibly prevent Palestinians from using them. This violates human rights law.

    from the article: Visiting U.S. envoy Mitchell to push Israel for stance on core Mideast issues
    First published 02:09 13.12.10 | Last updated 02:09 13.12.10
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