In 2002, following the outbreak of the second intifada, Israel started constructing the West Bank Barrier. Cutting through nine of the West Bank’s 11 governorates, the Barrier construction has isolated wells, springs and cisterns, and damaged or destroyed water infrastructure, especially irrigation networks. Of the 173 directly Barrier-affected communities,  60 per cent reported that Barrier construction has impacted their domestic and/or gricultural water resources.


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