A new Post “West Bank village left without water infrastructure” was written on the June 11, 2015 at 12:22 pm on “Rabbis for Human Rights”.
Two rainwater cisterns have been destroyed today, leaving a West Bank village without water infrastructure.
“CatD9T” by Shaun Greiner – CAT D9T. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –
Two days after the High Court of Justice ruled to uphold the military planning system operating in Area C of the West Bank , Palestinians are left without water after a demolition. The demolition occurred in Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, where the village relies mainly on agriculture for subsistence and is largely without water infrastructure. Two rainwater collecting cisterns were also essential for irrigation and watering animals. Wadi Fukin is in Area C, where Israel is fully responsible for all aspects of civilian life.
This is an example of the problematic nature of the current military planning system, which lacks representation of Palestinian residents. Two days ago, the High Court rejected a petition  which sought to avoid situations such as this by restoring planning powers to the Palestinians. Restoring planning rights to Palestinians would address the lack of infrastructure in Palestinian villages, the blocking of local initiatives for infrastructure development and would effectively end the demolition of hundreds of homes and buildings a year due to the inability to obtain building permits.
Links: ——  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CatD9T.jpg#/media/File:CatD9T.jpg http://rhr.org.il/eng/2015/06/israeli-high-court-dismisses-petition-to-restore-planning-rights-to-palestinian-villages-in-area-c/  http://rhr.org.il/eng/2015/06/israeli-high-court-dismisses-petition-to-restore-planning-rights-to-palestinian-villages-in-area-c/