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Israeli water pipeline threatens Palestinian agricultural lands

The residents of Qalqilya governorate in the West Bank are seeking to block construction of a water pipeline to supply Israeli settlements.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Some Palestinians in the West Bank governorate of Qalqilya hope to stop construction of a water pipeline Israel plans to build that threatens to destroy agricultural areas there. The residents see the project as an Israeli ploy to uproot villagers and seize land.

On April 7, Qalqilya Gov. Rafi Rawajba briefed the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights about the hardships the area faces as a result of Israel's plan.

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