Palestinian refugees and water resources - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    Israel may wish to transfer it's non-Jewish citizens to a Palestinian state. This cannot be done forcibly by any country that calls itself a democracy. On the other hand, Israel DOES NOT WANT the Palestinian refugees currently housed in UN sponsored camps inside Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, etc to ever return to the West Bank. The reason for this is water. The more Palestinians in the West Bank, the more water would be required for their use. And that would mean less justification for Israel to keep all the water for itself.

    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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