Thirst for Justice – National Day of Action on Access to Water in Palestine

31/07/2010 - 13:00

Access to clean water is a basic human right!

What: We are organising a National Day of Action to highlight the discriminatory water policies of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

When: SATURDAY 31ST JULY (However any Groups involved in festivals throughout the summer months can replicate the action below and highlight this important issue).

Where: We are hoping to replicate the action all around the country.

Why: Access to clean water is a basic human right, yet in the OPT:
- 180-200,000 West Bank Palestinians have no access to running water
- 90-95% of the only water resource in Gaza is unfit for human consumption
- 1/3 of available water lost through leakage
- 80% of groundwater is used by Israel

How: Action:

People: ‘Pairs’ working together

Time: Minimum 2 hours per ‘pair’

  • One person with a tray of dirty-water bottles (with strap around the neck like the old ‘cigarette girls’) and offering them to public (we would ask Groups to collect bottles of water in the weeks coming up to the day, we will provide the rest – tray, leaflets, petition, etc)
  • One person getting petition signed once their attention has been gotten

If you are planning an event around this please Contact Amnesty International Irish Section.

For more information on this click here