Palestine: The Excrements of Occupation

Thousands of litres of raw sewage from the illegal Gush Etzion settlement flooded over 50 dunams [12 acres] of Palestinian farmland in the village of Beit Ommar last night.

 

The sewage was pumped from a storage unit inside the settlement onto the land of the Sabarna family, flooding trees and submerging a bulldozer. As of 10 AM [Sunday the 17th] the water is still flooding.

 

Today marks the fourth time this year that the settlement has dumped waste water onto the Sabarna’s land.

 

The settlement emptied sewage onto their land in March, April and June, destroying the crops and costing the farmers thousands of shekels in lost income.

 

Harvest of excrement: colonists in Occupied Territories pump sewage on to Palestinian farm land

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