Jordan Welcomes Palestinian-Israeli Accord on Water

تم نشره في Thu 13 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
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AMMAN —AlGhad— The Minister of Water and Irrigation, Dr Hazem Nasser, welcomed the Palestinian-Israeli accord, signed today, Thursday, in the occupied city of Jerusalem, on water, under the sponsorship of the United States.

The accord guarantees water assurances to the Palestinian Authority, as an outcome of the Two-Seas Channel agreement, signed by Jordan, the PA, and Israel, in 2013, in Washington.

The World Bank, alongside the US, guaranteed over 30 million cubic metres water to the Palestinian Authorities.

Accordingly, the accord signed today should guarantee to the Palestinians more water supplies, in addition to the agreed supplies in the Oslo treaty.

Effective this summer, 2017, through 2021, the West Bank and Gaza will be receiving an additional supply of water, according to the new agreement.

The upcoming stages in the Two-Seas Channel should ensure further gains for the Palestinians.

For Jordan, the Channel should supply Jordan with an abundance of drinking water as well as contribute massively to the preservation of the Dead Sea.