Monday, 17 March 2014

$170m loss for Israeli water firm as BDS spreads to Argentina


In the latest success for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, authorities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have suspended a proposed $170m water treatment plant deal with Israeli state water firm, Mekorot.

The decision comes after a recent campaign by local trade unions and human rights groups which connected Mekorot’s role in the Israeli theft of Palestinian water resources, with evidence that the project did not meet Argentine standards and necessities, reports the Alternative Information Center (AIC). treatment plant deal with Israeli state water firm, Mekorot.

Campaigners argue that Mekorot was attempting to export the discriminatory water policies it has developed against the Palestinian people, with regard to Argentina. treatment plant deal with Israeli state water firm, Mekorot.

This victory largely contradicts Israeli claims, last expressed during Netanyahu’s speech at the AIPAC, that the global south, eager for Israeli technology, are uncontested growing markets. moretreatment plant deal with Israeli state water firm, Mekorot.

Gaza power plant restart delayed over fuel


GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Gaza's sole power station will not resume operations until Monday, despite Israel reopening a crossing to fuel deliveries, the deputy chief of the Gaza energy authority said on Sunday.

Officials had said Israel would allow the resumption of diesel deliveries into Gaza on Sunday, a day after the Palestinian territory's power plant stopped working because of a lack of fuel.

"The central power station will resume operations at 06:00 a.m." on Monday, Fathi al-Sheikh Khalil told AFP.

"We were expecting the delivery today (Sunday) of 500,000 liters of fuel, but the delivery has been delayed, and only 100,000 liters have been delivered," he said.

"We should receive 500,000 liters tomorrow." more