Israel’s water wells will run dry after a drought, says water minister
Posted On August 7, 2021
Israel’s Minister of Water Resources has said that the country’s water reserves will run out by the end of the year due to drought.
The country has seen a long and severe drought that has forced millions of people to seek other sources of water, leading to high water bills and shortages of basic necessities such as food.
The minister, Uri Ariel, said on Sunday that water supplies will run “dry” until 2020.
The water crisis began when a drought forced water users to turn to less-efficient sources of electricity.
“The water is running dry in Israel, as the water reserves are running dry,” Ariel told Israel Radio.
Its main source of water comes from the Golan Heights, which Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War. “
Israel’s water supply system, which supplies about 70% of the country, was built in the 1970s to provide a reliable supply of drinking water.
Its main source of water comes from the Golan Heights, which Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War.
The occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip have been under the control of Hamas since 2007.
Ariel said the country has to plan for “a new future.”
The minister has previously called for a halt to the construction of new homes in the occupied West Territories, arguing that it will lead to the “destruction of the Palestinian people.”