PA farmers hung out to dry while Israelis flourish in Jordan Valley
Kibbutz Ginosar's bananas alone receive the equivalent of 25 to 40 percent of the water that Israel allocates to the village of Ein al Beida as a whole, including for the personal needs of its 1,900 residents.
A large portion of the bananas sold in produce stores in Ramallah and Nablus are grown on relatively young fields in the northern Jordan Valley, about a kilometer south of the 1967 green line border. That is not surprising, since the Jordan Valley possesses abundant water, and bananas need considerable water. The Jordan Valley is part of the West Bank.