Antibiotics in Vaccines Increase Human Susceptibility to Superbugs

baby target(NaturalNews) It’s no conspiracy that antibiotics are used during the vaccine manufacturing phase to stave off bacterial contamination of tissue culture cells where the dangerous, infectious disease viruses are nurtured in chicken egg embryo and aborted human albumin (fetal tissue and blood). These so-called “trace amounts” of antibiotics, such as neomycin, are commonly found in vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) at about 25 micrograms per dose, and persons who are allergic to such antibiotics experience severe and life-threatening reactions immediately following injection.

Human resistance to antibiotics continues to worsen at alarming rates, quickly becoming more of a threat to mankind than cancer, thanks to their overuse in vaccines, prescription medications and confined animal feeding operations across America. As antibiotic resistance becomes its own worldwide epidemic, estimates show that as many as 10 million people could die every year from bacterial infections by 2050. According to published statistics, that’s more people than currently die from cancer.

Dangers of vaccines played down by the CDC

Immunizations are prepared with highly experimental types of antigens using rogue scientific applications of “inactivation” and recombination DNA technology (genetic modification and combinations of viral pathogens). These vaccine preparations also include stabilizer compounds used to prevent bacterial and fungal growth and to reduce contamination, including highly toxic mercury and aluminum gels and salts. Shocking to most humans who find out the hard way, formaldehyde (embalming fluid) is used to “inactivate” bacterial toxins that remain dormant in muscle tissue, but come “back to life” inside the human body.

A long time ago, antibiotics helped beat tuberculosis and strep throat, but their overuse has led to the evolution of multiple strains of resistant bacteria, including deadly staph (staphylococcus) and modern-day E.coli infections. For example, patients with staph infections of the skin cannot be treated with penicillin, as the superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) is entirely resistant to it.

Researchers are finding out that hand sanitizers and “wet wipes” add to the chaos of increased antibiotic failure. Rather than cleaning surfaces, wet wipes and hand sanitizers spread deadly bacteria from one surface to the next. Hospitals are spreading superbugs at an alarming rate also. Injecting the elderly with experimental pneumonia vaccines and infants with jab after jab after jab simply loads humans up with more and more “trace” amounts of antibiotics, fueling the chaos of antibiotic immunity and increasing the lethality of superbugs.

Antibiotics in vaccines destroy good bacteria in your intestinal tract

From the second we are born, our bodies begin to populate our gut flora as our immune system builds an inventory of good and bad cells. Over 80 percent of this work is done in the intestinal tract, yet no MD on planet earth will discuss this with their patients, knowing that vaccines and chemical-based pharmaceuticals absolutely annihilate good gut bacteria, destroying immunity in the process. How ironic that vaccines and antibiotics destroy immunity when they are purported by every science journal in America to do just the opposite! In fact, one round of antibiotics permanently changes the immune system, indiscriminately killing all bacteria, good and bad, altering the body’s ability to manufacture appropriate immune cells.

Do the math: Pediatricians regularly prescribe antibiotics to infants with immature immune systems, so their little bodies have no natural defense against chronic and degenerative diseases like autism and Asperger’s syndrome – and that’s guaranteed repeat business for the doctors.

Bottom line: When the antibiotics hit your immune system, the friendly bacteria in the digestive tract that fights off the bad bacteria can no longer aid in digestion and nutrient absorption, leading to irritable bowels, severe nutrient deficiency, hormone imbalances and susceptibility to superbugs. Antibiotics, therefore, enable fungus to grow, and the parasites eat up food and minerals that were meant to feed the body.

This, my friends, is exactly where chronic disease begins. This also causes your body to retain toxic heavy metals as they move into organs and tissues, compromising, inflaming and weakening them for future fungus invasion. Now, thanks to vaccines and prescription antibiotics, chronically inflamed organs are the targets of viruses and bacteria.

Depleting immunity with vaccines – who knew?

Are you stuck in a cycle of sinus, ear or bronchial infections? Stop wondering why. Does your MD know your children’s health problems without even looking at their charts? Since we’ve all been loaded up with vaccines and antibiotics by these rogue MDs, how do we begin repairing the damage?

It actually takes years of targeted nutrition and probiotic therapy to replenish the body and all of its systems. Begin by immediately eliminating GMOs from your intake, and shop for strictly organic food, clean water and certified organic probiotic supplements. Ask a nutritionist for advice here. Avoid vaccines and flu shots like the plague (pardon the pun). Remember, antibiotics are the new atomic bomb, so don’t get bombarded!

Why Are Cures Against The Law?

CuresBy Heather Callaghan

What do emergency doctors know that family doctors and GPs aren’t allowed to know about natural cures? Is it true that emergency doctors inject heart attack victims with the same ingredient in epsom salts?

Do your thoughts have a direct effect on your loved ones? Why don’t “they” want us to know about the power of vitamin C? Can fulvic minerals supplement the mineral deficiencies we have due to soil depletion? How has our food morphed over the last century – would a grain “detox” be in order? Why didn’t people used to get Alzheimer’s?

Why do Eastern countries supposedly have the lowest thyroid disease rates, but Jamaica (and the dogs there) are crippled by arthritis? What problem does America have, that Cuba doesn’t? What about reversing autism symptoms? What about doctors like Dr. Bradstreet winding up dead in mysterious ways?

Speaker Clive de Carle attempts to expound on these subjects and many, many more in a head-turning video below. The title’s question is never openly answered – it becomes apparent as the video goes on. It’s a long one but the conversation carries you away.

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How to Say NO to Vaccinations and Smart Meters

opt outBy Take Back Your Power

The “opt-out” scam. Your real rights. How “conditional acceptance” works. Smart meters. Vaccinations. This video by Jerry Day is an excellent primer for anyone looking to protect their rights, or to change the game:

“The opt-out contract is the contract the big institutions try to get you the sign if you don’t want to sign their contracts.

“So when you refuse to allow the pirate to rob you, the pirate hands you an opt-out contract where you agree to pay him for not robbing you. It’s pretty ludicrous. Your refusal is the opt-out.

“Opt-out contracts do nothing for you. They transfer all the power and advantage to the other party. Opt out contracts are pure poison. Never sign one for any reason.

“Always remember that you have Right of Contract. That is the legal term used to describe the fact that on any contract or agreement your signature must be fully voluntary and not coerced in any way. If you’re pressured into signing or agreeing, your signature and agreement technically have no authority or effect. And legally, there is no contract or agreement if you can show there was coercion or pressure causing you to sign that contract. So your Right of Contract means that you – and only you – may decide whether you sign something or not. And you may not be penalized in any way for refusing to sign anything.

“But what about that pressure – they tell us that if we don’t accept the unsafe and unlawful utility meters, they will shut off our electricity? They tell us if we don’t accept dangerous and harmful vaccinations, they will deny us medical services or take our kids out of school, or even punish us as negligent parents. Well there’s a solution for this too. If what they’re offering involves any risk to you, they must insure you against that risk. So you give them something to sign. You offer them a contract called a ‘conditional acceptance,’ which they must sign before you sign their proposal. Your conditional acceptance contract says that you will accept their dangerous or harmful proposal if – and this is a big if – they insure you against the risk. Wherever there is risk, you have every right to refuse the offer or receive insurance to cover that risk.

“That means that someone – some identified and responsible individual – must promise to pay all damages for any negative consequences of the program or policy they are attempting to force upon you.

“They [utilities and governments] are criminally violating utility customers – and they know it. So when they refuse to insure the damage, their equipment will cause to you, you have every right to refuse that equipment.

“If the equipment they are installing was really not harmful and did not violate your rights, the insurance would cost almost nothing. But electronic utility meters are known to be hazardous and harmful – so much so that no insurance company will provide insurance for any price because they know that advanced utility metering is a ticking time bomb of damages and litigation. Vaccinations represent a very similar situation to utility metering.”

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GMO Ban Expands in Russia as Putin Halts All Production and Imports

Gmo-Sign-Crop-Farm(NaturalNews) Russia has adopted a new law that prohibits all GMO crop cultivation and GMO animal breeding in the Russian Federation, to prevent the release of GMOs into the environment. Furthermore, the new law allows the Russian government to restrict the import of GMO products that may pose a threat to human health or the environment.

In 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Russian Parliament that the country should become the world’s largest supplier of organic foods. Later that year, Russia enforced a law that required strict labeling of products that contain GMOs, while the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich announced that Russia would not use genetically modified organisms to increase productivity in agriculture.

“Russia has chosen a different path. We will not use these [GMO] technologies,” he said.

As a result, a bill for a full ban on the cultivation of GMO crops was sent to the State Duma, which has now been fully approved.

Cleanest agricultural products in the world

The new law is a big win for anti-GMO advocates, including the Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev, and President Putin himself. Putin and Tkachev believe that the new law will aid Russia in becoming the world’s largest supplier of healthy, environmentally friendly and high-quality clean food – especially since the global demand for organic products is rising quickly.

Opponents of the new law are blaming the current Russian agricultural lobbyists of being afraid of competition and the development of new technologies.

As reported by We Are Anonymous, the first draft of the GMO legislation was a topic of heated debate. In an attempt to stop the law, pro-GMO lobbyists published a report claiming GMOs to be healthy and safe.

The study was written by ill-qualified scientists who used articles influenced by Monsanto and other GMO companies for their analysis. The researchers included Alexander Y. Panchin, of the Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP) of the Russian Academy of Science, and Alexander Tuzhikov, a research associate at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami specializing in Computer Science, Bioinformatics.

“We performed a statistical re-analysis and review of experimental data presented in some of these studies and found that quite often in contradiction with the authors’ conclusions the data actually provides weak evidence of harm that cannot be differentiated from chance,” Panchin and Tuzhikov wrote in their abstract.

Scientists from the All-National Association for Genetic Safety (OAGB) noted that the methods used for their report did not allow scientists to identify the toxic effects of GMOs; on the contrary, it disguised the toxic effects. Given the flawed nature of their results, Panchin and Tuzhikov’s report didn’t have the effect they were hoping for, which was to halt the non-GMO law.

In a last attempt to block the ban, GMO opponent and president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladimir Fortov, requested a meeting with President Putin to try and convince him of all the benefits GMOs might have. It would seem, however, that the report and the meeting didn’t have much of an effect on Putin’s choice for organic, non-GMO food.

The ultimate GMO-ban

After almost half of the European Union countries opted-out of the decision to start cultivating GMO crops last year, Putin’s ban takes it a step further.

According to some experts, Russia’s ban on the cultivation, breeding and import of GMO crops may have long-term consequences for the global GMO industry. According to Capital Press, the new law could give Russian farmers a leg up with exports to the U.S. and Europe.

As the demand for clean, organic products continues to rise, Russia will be in a prime position to export its products to the world, while the GMO-orientated U.S. market will struggle to get rid of its ‘Frankenfoods.’

To avoid any of these altered foods ending up on your plate, make sure your produce comes from a reliable organic source, or start growing your own. Even if you don’t have a garden, your windowsill or balcony will do just fine.

Mass-poisoning: Monsanto’s Toxic New Pesticide Can Go Airborne

Spray-Chemicals-Monsanto(Natural News) As glyphosate is increasingly scrutinized due to its carcinogenic effects, Monsanto has quietly invested more than $1 billion in a new (and more toxic) herbicide called dicamba. The chemical is used in conjunction with other herbicides, including glyphosate, to kill broad-leafed weeds.

One of its biggest disadvantages is that compared to glyphosate, dicamba is “much more ‘volatile,’ meaning it easily becomes airborne and drifts away from where it is applied,” according to Modern Farmer.

“Historically, dicamba has been used in agriculture primarily as a pre-emergent (applied to the soil to kill weed seeds prior to planting a crop), since it could not be applied directly to crop plants.

“But this spring farmers began planting Monsanto’s new soybeans on about 1 million acres in the US, and have been spraying their fields with dicamba (to kill an especially pernicious strain of glyphosate-resistant pigweed)—which then drifts on the wind, damaging soybeans on other farmers’ fields that are not resistant to the herbicide.”

Dicamba is more toxic than glyphosate, a probable human carcinogen

Dicamba works by imitating the natural hormones in plants, causing them to grow abnormally and eventually to die. The chemical is sold under several trade names including Banvel, Diablo, Oracle and Vanquish.

Crops resistant to dicamba are supposed to be sprayed with a new version of the chemical that’s less prone to vaporization and therefore less likely to drift onto nearby farmland. But the pesticide cocktail remains illegal, as it has not yet been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Because the new concoction is expected to be approved next year, Monsanto decided to go ahead and start selling the dicamba-resistant seeds to farmers, promising higher yields, as well as other benefits.

The needless destruction of America’s farmland

“Supposedly, Monsanto instructed farmers not to spray the new soybeans with dicamba, but apparently the temptation was too great: An estimated 200,000 acres of soybeans in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri have been affected by dicamba drift so far this summer,” Modern Farmer notes.

Farmers from those regions have filed more than 100 complaints about drifting dicamba destroying their crops.

The perpetrators have reportedly been fined up to $1,000, which some say is a slap on the wrist considering the damage it’s causing to America’s food crops. Some farmers have lost up to 30 percent of their yields due to drifting dicamba.

If dicamba continues to be sprayed, it will likely lead to more superweeds and more pesticide pollution. An estimated 15 million acres of dicamba-resistant seeds are expected to be planted in the United States next year.

Adverse health effects

An estimated 5.6 million pounds of dicamba are applied on U.S. farmland each year, with the majority of it sprayed on corn in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Indiana. The herbicide is also used on wheat, and as a chemical for landscaping.

“Acute exposure to dicamba causes skin irritation and some skin sensitization in laboratory tests, as well as severe eye irritation. The eye damage can be irreversible,” according to the Pesticide Action Network.

The herbicide may also cause acute effects, including congested lungs, hemorrhages, poor digestion, inflamed kidneys and an engorged liver, animal studies show.

Farm workers exposed to acute poisoning from dicamba have reported numerous symptoms such as muscle cramps, difficulty breathing, vomiting, skin rashes, loss of voice and swollen glands.

Dicamba poses adverse effects to reproduction in animals, as well. Rabbits exposed to low doses of the chemical suffered fetus losses, while mallard eggs exposed to the herbicide experienced reduced and stunted growth of the embryos and malformations of the eyes.

Twisted: The Anti-GMO Movement is Actually Science-based, While the Pro-GMO Movement is Propaganda-based

anh-usa-No-GMO-Apples(NaturalNews) The world’s seed giants would love for you to believe that the movement against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is based on nothing more than fear, paranoia and ignorance. But the truth is that the growing distaste for GMOs is based on mounting research that illustrates the adverse effects on humans who consume these controversial foods, as well as their impact on the environment.

“Anyone that says, ‘Oh, we know that this is perfectly safe,’ I say is either unbelievably stupid, or deliberately lying. The reality is, we don’t know. The experiments simply haven’t been done, and now we have become the guinea pigs,” said geneticist David Suzuki.

While it’s true that we don’t fully understand the long-term effect of eating GMOs, we do know that the crops and their associated chemicals, including glyphosate, wreak havoc on the human body in intricate ways that have lasting health impacts.

Science shows GMOs and their associated pesticides create complex problems within the human body

A recent review of the scientific literature conducted by independent researchers Anthony Samsel, Ph.D. and Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. – a scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – uncovered some disturbing information about the way glyphosate interferes with the structure and functionality of important proteins in the human body.

What they learned is that glyphosate behaves as a glycine analogue that incorporates peptides during protein synthesis, according to AlterNet. In other words, the herbicide alters various proteins dependent “on conserved glycine for proper function.”

When the human body substitutes glyphosate for glycine, it leads to a host of serious illnesses including diabetes, obesity, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease, among other conditions, according to the study’s authors.

The opposition’s biggest argument against anti-GMO activists is that the movement is “unscientific.” However, science tells us that the opposite is actually true.

For example, there are viral gene fragments in most GM crops which could have “complex interactions with DNA and toxicity,” that have never truly been studied.

‘A failure of science to positively identify a problem does not mean that a problem does not exist’

Given this information, Sayer Ji writing for The Activist Post asks which statement is less scientific:

1.) GMO food safety cannot be proven; or

2.) GMO food harms cannot be proven.

“The scientific and logical answer would be that both GMO food safety and harms cannot be sufficiently proven; for reasons that include the fundamentally unethical nature of a human clinical trial that could result in poisoning the test subjects,” writes Ji.

“But, the weight of evidence actually indicates that statement #2 is the more unscientific one, as there is a growing body of scientific research produced by independent scientists indicating that GMO food harms can be clearly demonstrated, and through a simple process of extending feeding studies beyond the 90-day cut-off mark established by biotech corporations with a vested interest in hiding chronic adverse health effects.

“In other words, a failure of science to positively identify a problem does not mean that a problem does not exist. To err on the side of caution, is no less scientific than to err on the side of reckless abandon. When we fail to exercise the precautionary principle in our risk assessments, we are basically saying that GM foods are innocent until proven guilty,” Ji writes.

The biotech industry should ultimately be the entity responsible for proving the safety of GMOs, not the general public, which is being treated like test subjects in one of the largest and potentially most dangerous experiments in the history of mankind.

But like most industries, biotech companies aren’t interested in public health, but instead are focused on profits. In order to meet those profits, they fund massive campaigns built solely on propaganda to keep the public ignorant about the adverse effects of chemical agriculture.

MEDICAL TYRANNY: California children now being denied public education until their parents submit to forced vaccinations

Girl-School-Education-Elementary(NaturalNews) The first day of school will be remembered for all the wrong reasons by 145 California children in the Folsom Cordova Unified School district, who arrived on the much-anticipated day only to be turned away because they lacked the proper immunization records.

The move is part of a new state law that went into effect last month, SB277, that removed vaccine exemptions based on personal and religious beliefs. Under the law, students who are entering “checkpoint years” – kindergarten and seventh grade – are required to provide their full vaccination records. Of the district’s 1,462 students in these grades, 157 had been singled out by the school as not having vaccine records.

The district’s spokesperson, Daniel Thigpen, said that they were hoping that the students who were sent home would get their shots and return to school. By the end of the first week, 98 students were still out of school, with 37 of the 72 kindergartners and 61 of the 73 seventh-graders opting not to succumb to the state’s bullying tactics.

Meanwhile, Age of Autism reports that 133 students from the Elk Grove School District were not allowed to enroll because they did not have vaccination records. The school district’s spokesperson, Xanthi Pinkerton, said that 110 seventh-graders and 23 kindergartners were affected; the district has nearly 3,000 students in the “checkpoint” grade levels.

No one was sent home on the first day in the Natomas Unified School District, largely because of a concerted outreach effort alerting parents of the need for the vaccines. The school also held vaccination clinics to ensure everyone got on board. Although 103 unvaccinated students showed up on the first day, most of their parents later returned with the necessary paperwork or brought them to one of the two clinics provided by the district in its high school and middle school. Some of the holdouts have already transferred to other school districts. Indeed, many parents are now opting to homeschool their children or even move out of state to avoid being forced to give their children risky vaccines.

Parents must choose between education and health

Some of the vaccines that are required for school attendance include measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, chicken pox, hepatitis B and diphtheria.

California is not the first state to deny exemptions; West Virginia and Mississippi have similar laws. In the past, parents who were concerned about the health risks of vaccines were able to use the exemptions to allow their children to continue to attend school.

The parents in this situation are being forced to choose between their children’s education and their health. While some studies show that vaccines are not harmful, the majority of them have serious conflicts of interest, with many of them funded by vaccine manufacturers. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it’s hard not to feel a certain sense of unease at the idea of parents having to sit by and allow their children to be injected with dangerous vaccines and risk neurological damage.

Zika Pesticide Linked to a 60% Increase in Autism … Is this the Beginning of an Epidemic?

Aerial-SprayingAs fear of the Zika virus spreads throughout the United States, authorities are desperately looking for ways to protect their citizens. As reported by Circa, over 1,000 people in the U.S. have been infected with the Zika virus, which is believed to cause severe birth defects like microcephaly.

One of the primary weapons to kill the disease-carrying mosquitoes is the use of aerial pesticides – chemicals that are sprayed from airplanes and helicopters. While the number of states using aerial spraying or fogging campaigns to kill off mosquitoes is rising, some scientists are raising serious questions about their safety.

One of the chemicals being used is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved insecticide called Naled. Naled is a neurotoxin that kills adult mosquitoes. While this compound will provide protection against the Zika virus, there are several huge problems linked to its use.

In addition to killing important pollinators such as bees and butterflies, scientists found that high exposure to commonly used chemicals such as pyrethroids and the organophosphate trichlorfon could have severe negative long-term health effects. Trichlorfon, one of the main ingredients in Naled, has been associated with an increased risk of cancer, autism and birth defects.

60 percent increased risk of autism

A 2014 study conducted at the University of California, showed that pregnant women living within a few miles of farms where pesticides like Naled were sprayed had a 60 percent increased risk of their child developing autism spectrum disorders or experiencing developmental delays.

Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist, said that authorities need to take a step back and look at the broader picture of these spraying interventions when weighing up risk versus benefit.

“We should prove safety and not just say well because it hasn’t been proven detrimental it’s ok. That’s not good enough,” he said.

Besides causing autism, substances like pyrethroids have been linked to breathing problems, involuntary twitching, seizures and cancer. The EPA has even classified them as likely to be carcinogenic to humans. Nonetheless, pesticides containing pyrethroids or trichlorfon are being used in Zika response plans in many U.S. cities.

Misnamed Free Trade Isn’t Fair

TPP-Free-Trade-is-Corporate-Tyranny1-600x399Exploitive US-sponsored trade deals are huge job and labor rights destroyers. They circumvent national laws and sovereignty, exclusively serving investor interests at the expense of the public welfare.

So-called free trade isn’t fair. It’s a license to steal, plunder, exploit, pollute, and operate unrestrained – solely for maximum profit-making.

On July 28, Wallach’s Global Trade Watch published “Six Things to Know About the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)” – vital information The New York Times and other media scoundrels never report.

1. Only six of TPP’s 30 chapters deal with trade. Most others empower corporate interests over public ones more than ever.

2. Few tariffs between TPP nations remain to be cut – so alleged gains from the deal are fabricated. TPP provisions make it easier for corporate predators to offshore jobs to low-wage countries – creating greater unemployment and underemployment in America than already.

3. TPP’s “key provision grants new rights to thousands of multinational corporations to sue the US government before a panel of three corporate lawyers that would be empowered to award the corporations unlimited sums to be paid by America’s taxpayers, including for the loss of expected future profits.”

4. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) estimates “36 of 55 US economic sectors would suffer declining trade balances under the TPP.”

A Center for Economic and Policy Research Study estimates 90% of US workers will suffer pay cuts if TPP is enacted – what happens under all its trade deals. Investors benefit hugely. Ordinary people lose out – millions of jobs offshored to low-wage countries.

5. Claiming TPP covers 40% of the global economy is misstated. “(S)ix TPP nations with existing free trade pacts account for more than 80% of the trade counted in the 40%.”

6. “Environmental, consumer, faith, senior, family farm, Internet freedom, small business, human rights, online activism, and other organizations have made stopping the TPP a major priority because it would undermine decades of their policy achievements and foreclose future progress by requiring signatory countries to conform domestic laws to hundreds of pages of non-trade rules promoted by the corporate interests involved in negotiations.”

TPP, TTIP and all corporate-sponsored trade deals hugely benefit investors at the expense of millions of exploited workers, their families and the vast majority of others living in affected countries.

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Israel Restricts Palestinians Access To Clean Water

unnamedBy Luis Miranda

The government diverts water resources to the invasive Israeli colonies and leaves Palestinians without drinking water.

In the months of heat, water comes once every 25 days, for a period of between two and four hours.

In winter supply works, as Palestinians depend on their wells and the Israeli water company.

The dry pipe carries water home that is delivered by Mekorot, with the arrival of hot weather since May access to clean water has been restricted to the West Bank in favor of Israeli colonies.

This Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory increases its water demand in the summer as drinking water is used to irrigate crops and gardens and filling swimming pools.

“The settlements receive water flow that is enormously greater than Palestinian communities. In the summer we need much more water and the amount that can be pumped from aquifers is lower, so the supply is reduced to a minimum to the Palestinians,” said Pepe Gago, project coordinator in the West Bank Water and Sanitation Assembly of Cooperation for Peace (ACPP).

A settler “spends nearly five times more water per capita than a Palestinian,” says Gago.

Mekorot claims that it delivers the same amount of water as before, but the company told workers that it has reduced supplies to Palestinians because there is not enough water for the colonies.

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