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Reference : V-P-IL-E-02305
Date : 17/10/2010
Caption : Jordan Valley, Al-Jiftlik village. A dry agricultural pool.
Photographer : ROMENZI, Alessio
Keyword : DROUGHT
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Source: ICRC website, 26.01.2011

Access to water sources, for domestic and agricultural use, is increasingly limited for the population of the Jordan Valley. Shallow wells traditionally used by rural Palestinian communities dried up after being connected to water systems serving Israeli settlements.

Since it occupied the valley in 1967, Israel has put in place a range of measures, including stringent restrictions on construction and movement. The measures hamper development, adversely affect livelihoods and generally make life very difficult for Palestinians living close to the 30 Israeli settlements in the valley.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 4256x2832
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour