After about an hour, we heard water flowing into the courtyard through the drainpipes. The yard filled with water. Then another bullet shattered the kitchen window. There’s a hill right in front of the window where soldiers stand, so I was sure they’d fired at the house from there. It was the third time this month that soldiers fired at our water tank. Every time, we lost a lot of water. - Ashraf Shteiwi, in a testimony he gave on 26 April 2020.
In recent weeks, soldiers have repeatedly shot holes in water tanks on the roofs of homes in Kafr Qadum. The shooting takes place during the weekly protests against the closure of the eastern exit from the village, which connects the village to the city of Nablus and passes through the expansion of the settlement of Kedumim. The residents have been holding the weekly protests since 2011.
As a result of Israel’s policy, Palestinians in the West Bank suffer severe water shortages and an irregular supply.
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