Two neighboring Palestinian communities in South Hebron, As-Samu’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-Samu’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. 30 rainwater-harvesting cisterns have been isolated from Imneizel village by the Segregation Wall. Israeli violations of Palestinians’ human right to water are making it increasingly difficult for Palestinians to access the basic necessities for life and to stay on their land.
Directed by Pietro Bellorini. Directed and Produced by LifeSource.
Meet Palestinian farmers living in the Jordan Valley, who are forced to abandon their land due to lack of water and harassment from the Israeli military. One tests his entrepreneurship in his home village; the other accepts work in an illegal Israeli colony, sacrificing his rights as a worker and so much more. Then meet an Israeli settler who asserts he is so happy to be able to give 35 Palestinians jobs, for without him, they'd starve.
Israeli permitting restrictions are drastically limiting Palestinian water and sanitation development throughout the West Bank, and obstructing nearly all Palestinian development in the Jordan Valley – 90% of which is classified "Area C" or "under Israeli control". Israel is demolishing Palestinian wells, pipelines and even rainwater-harvesting cisterns.
Written, Directed & Produced by LifeSource Collective