Monday, January 05, 2009
Daliat El Carmel and Usphiyye Waterless
They are two large Druze cities, and they are not paying the water bill to the National Water Corporation. The Corporation has been reluctant to cut the water while their sons are fighting with us in Gaza, but in the end, it left them without running water. Water has become somewhat of a human right, so cutting it for any reason is thought of as unusual collective punishment. I think it was a very corageous decision. If Mekorot succeeds in making them pay, the next target will be the 100,000 Beduins in goatskin encampments in the South that receive water without ever paying for it.