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October 28, 2009

Amnesty Water Report Falsehood #1

We will keep a running list of Amnesty International's falsehoods in its new report "Troubled Waters -- Palestinians Denied Fair Access to Water." Keep checking back for updates.

Here is the first:

An Amnesty news report accompanying the report ("The Day the Bulldozers Came") alleges:

The village of Beit Ula, where Mahmoud [al-'Alam] lives, is not connected to the Palestinian water network.

Fact: The Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem, a Palestinian outfit, has a 17-page town profile of Beit Ula, which states on page 13:

Beit Ula has been connected to the water network since 1974. Provided by the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), almost 70% of town households are connected to the network.

Posted by TS at October 28, 2009 08:23 AM


Amnesty International should have been banned years ago. They are more dangerous to the civilsed world than any terrorist organisation.

Posted by: brian at October 29, 2009 06:17 AM

There's a lot wrong with the AI report. I just blogged about this myself, but take as an example their inability to recognize that (though it probably should be) access to water is not yet actually recognized as a Human Right.

I think that there is a clear problem that AI is pointing out, but they have done themselves and Palestinians a disservice by not investigating the matter fairly and in consultation with all the relevant parties.

Posted by: Charlie H. Ettinson at November 1, 2009 02:52 AM

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