Israel Cuts Off Water Supply to 10 Villages Northwest of Jerusalem (Al Wafa)

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JERUSALEM, April 1, 2013 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities Monday completely cut off the water supply to ten villages located northwest of Jerusalem, according to a local official.

Yousef al-Faqeeh, head of joint services council of these villages, told WAFA that the Israeli authorities restricted the amount of water pumped to these villages; residents were living on very small amounts of water and now the water supply is completely cut off.

He added that hundreds of students are suffering from the lack of water in their schools, calling on the relevant sides to promptly intervene to pressure the Israeli authorities to re-pump water to these villages.

He said that the only source of water now is water tanks which the authorities also prohibited.