With Israel having cut the Palestinians’ water supply, I visited two settlements where the people are supposedly suffering too.
Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories.
Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served of the basis for her widely acclaimed book, "Drinking the Sea at Gaza." She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997.
Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.
Chickens and gardens in Salfit die of dehydration, and factories are shut down in an effort to conserve water; 'We woke up one morning to an empty reservoir,' the mayor says. 'Had we known ahead of time that the water would be cut off, we would have stocked up.'
Mahmoud Rafat Badran, 15, was on his way home from a water park when Israeli troops mistakenly opened fire on the car he was in; his father expresses hope his son's death is the last of its kind as he vows to seek justice.
Water is the only issue in which Israel (still) finds it difficult to defend its discriminatory, oppressive and destructive policy with pretexts of security and God.
Israel says region's intense heatwave combined with Palestinian Water Authority's refusal to approve additional infrastructure had led to 'old and limited pipes being unable to transfer all the water needed.'
What does the news care that every Palestinian who speaks to an Israeli journalist leaves a deposit with her. A deposit of trust, of expectation that their self-evident humanity will also reach the Israeli reader.
Despite written commitment not to enforce construction laws during the holy month, civil administration brings bulldozers to Sussia.
Khalida Jarrar knew a lot about prisoner issues, but her 14 months behind bars offered plenty of surprises.
Move comes despite Israeli authorities telling international agencies that there would be no demolitions during the month of Ramadan.
Both Israelis and Palestinians have their reasons for emulating violence in this lone-wolf uprising.