Filling Point| 15mins
Director: Pietro Bellorini | Producer: LifeSource
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Palestine
Two neighboring Palestinian communities in South Hebron, As-Samuâ€™a (20,000 people) and Imneizel (500 people) suffer from bizarre restrictions imposed by Israel on the development of their basic water infrastructure. After years of negotiations, As-Samuâ€™a was permitted to access some limited additional quantities of water, but on the condition that this water not be distributed to residents through their existing internal piped water distribution network. Thirty rainwater-harvesting cisterns have been isolated from Imneizel village by the Segregation Wall. Israeli violations of Palestiniansâ€™ human right to water are making it increasingly difficult for Palestinians to access the basic necessities for life and to stay on their land.