Abdel-Fattah Salim, a 58-year-old Palestinian man, fills a jerrican with spring water in Salfit, north of Ramallah
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Ali is one of tens of thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank who have gone without water in recent weeks, victims of the dispute between Israeli and Palestinian officials over the region's most valuable resource.She and her family are among some of Salfit's 15,000 inhabitants who have been without water for five days even as temperatures have topped 40 degrees Celsius.The town – like nearly all Palestinian towns – gets its water from the mains network of Israel, which has diverted supplies to Israeli settlements in the West Bank while the high temperatures persist, Palestinian authorities say.According to EWASH, a collection of NGOs dealing with water in the Palestinian Territories, each West Bank inhabitant uses 73 liters of water per day.
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