Breaking the Thirst| 6mins
Director: Sheryle Carlson | Producer: Alternative Information Center
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Canada
Water deprivation as a means of ethnic cleansing: in the South Hebron Hills of Palestine, 3,500 Palestinians are suffering from the most extreme lack of water. They have no water infrastructure, face high water hauling costs, and must contend with Israeli soldiers and settlers destroying their road access and even poisoning their small wells. To realize its annexation plans, Israel wants the entire area of the South Hebron Hills "clean" of Palestinians, the legal owners of the land. On September 26th, 2009 some 100 activists with support from Israeli, Palestinian and international organizations formed a water convoy to deliver water as a humanitarian and political act.