10.09.2011 11.Elul, 5771 Ki Tetze
Erdan says PA should creating desalination plants and sewage treatment facilities.
While the Palestinian Authority continues to rely on Israeli water and electricity sources to keep its residents powered and quenched, Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan said that he felt the PA “can have an infrastructure if the authorities take more steps to implement basic needs, like creating desalination plants and sewage treatment facilities.
The Palestinians currently have much more access to water than any country in the Arab world – excluding Lebanon, as it has a large river – and huge strides have been made since 1967, Erdan said.
Meanwhile, Israel continues to supply the Palestinians with freshwater every year, 80 percent above what was required of the country in the Oslo Accords, and if the Palestinians would recycle their sewage water as Israel does with most of its own, the Palestinian water supply would be even greater, according to the minister….