The Ministry of Environmental Protection in cooperation with the Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority and the Israeli Civil Administration published a report on the monitoring of pollution in the West Bank, pointing out that the wastewater flowing from Palestinian communities is the main source of the contamination of water sources, while the report didn’t specify the practices that the Israeli settlers did against the Palestinian environment, which contribute significantly to the degradation and depletion of natural resources and transform the Palestinian areas to a garbage dump. This paper comes as a reply to the report issued, and tries to point out the environmental degradation caused by Israeli settlement and occupation in the different areas of Palestine.

The paper is available in both Arabic and English.