Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Thirsty in the West Bank? Must be all those chlorinated swimming pools

A couple of years ago I noticed that some organization called Avaaz claimed over a million signatures on a petition for Palestinian Arab statehood - but in reality they inflated those numbers by orders of magnitude.

Not surprisingly, Avaaz is addicted to lies:
It was the hottest week of the year. All Fadel Jaber wanted was some water for his family. But Fadel lives in the occupied West Bank, where the Israeli government has redirected water pipes to provide swimming pools for Jewish settlers and empty faucets for Palestinians like Fadel.
Those poor thirsty Palestinian Arabs!

It must be because all the swimming pools in the Arab areas are taking all of their water!

Here's a partial list of those pools, filled with the scarce water that is causing so many Palestinian Arabs to go thirsty. I am mostly listing clubs with the word "swimming" in their names; many sports clubs and hotels have pools as well.

Haddad Tourism Village, Jenin:

Ein Almarj Tourist Resort in Ramallah:

Palestine Park

Al-Karmel Swimming Pool & Park, Beit Kahil, Hebron
Al-Antoori Swimming Pool & Park, Sofin, Qalqilia
Al-Batroun Swimming Pool & Park, Al-libban Al-gharbi, Ramallah
Al-Dhahiriya Swimming Pool & Park, Jorat Al-dammeh, Al-dhahiriya
Al-Nakheel Swimming Pool & Park, Main St., Downtown, Jericho
Al-Qarawan Swimming Center, Al-Mal'ab St.,Near the Zoo, Ghayyadha, Qalqilia
Al-Qemmah Swimming Pool & Park, Jericho, Jericho
Al-Shaghour Swimming Pool, Main St., Beit Iba, Nablus
Al-Snowbar Diving Pool, Restaurant & Resort Near Y-College, Al-masayef, Ramallah
Al-Waha Swimming Pool & Park, Al-Quds St. Downtown, Jericho
Al-Waha Swimming Pools & Park, Qalqilia St.,Far'un Crossroad, Far'un, Tulkarm
Aroos Al-Shamal Park, Swimming Pool & Hall, Nablus St.,Near Al-Quds Open University Al-sweitat, Jenin
Beit Ummar Swimming Pool & Park, Municipality St.,Near Beit Ummar Municipality Beit Ummar, Hebron
Besan Swimming Pool & Park, Ein Al-Sultan St. Ein Al-sultan, Jericho
Dream Land Tourist Resort & Swimming Pool Nuba, Hebron
Dream Restaurant & Swimming Pool Main St. Jifna , Ramallah
Howara Country Swimming Pool, Howara, Nablus
Jericho Investment & Tourism ( Banana Land, pictured to the left ) Al-Mo'arajat Road Ein Al-dyouk, Jericho
Ni'lin Tourist Park & Swimming Pool, Main St. Ni'lin , Ramallah
Stars Swimming Pool & Park, Main St.,Town Entrance Arraba, Jenin
Tal Al-Marah Swimming Pool & Restaurant, Qoseen Crossroad, Beit Iba, Nablus
Tal Al-Rabee' Swimming Pools, Ezbit Naser, Tulkarm
The Swimming Pool , Park & Restaurant of " Ean El-Hammam ", Behind Birzeit Municipality, Birzeit, Ramallah
Wahat Al-Bathan Swimming Pool & Park, Al-bathan, Nablus

Perhaps Avaaz should send the poor Jabers to their neighbors in "Palestine" where there seems to be no shortage of water.