Israeli Arab village left without water as company demands payment

07.10.2011                      09.Tischrei. 5772                      Erew Jom Kippur

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Israeli Arab village left without water as company demands payment

Residents accuse Mekorot of penalizing entire community for the debts of certain people refusing to pay their water bills.

The water supply to Jisr al-Zarqa, one of the poorest villages in Israel, has been cut off for about 10 hours a day for the past two weeks, due to a mounting debt to the Mekorot water company.
The residents of the village, located north of Caesarea, accuse Mekorot of penalizing the entire community for the debts of certain people who refuse to pay their water bills….