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These draconian restrictions on Palestinians enabled Israel's National Water Carrier to divert more than three quarters of its plundered freshwater--much of it drawn from the groundwater of the newly occupied territories for its sole use.
Previously, the Dutch water company Vitens, the largest supplier of drinking water in the Netherlands, decided to cut ties with Israel's national water carrier over its operations in West Bank settlements.
The US provided funding for Israel's National Water Carrier after receiving assurances from Israel that it would continue to abide by the plan's allocations.
In September 1953, the construction of the National Water Carrier began.
They cite the construction of many dozens of new village piped water supplies, introduced by Israel since the end of Jordanian rule in 1967; the granting of permits to the Palestinians to drill some 40 new deep wells and the importation of water from the Israeli National Water Carrier to increase the water supplies to Palestinian cities and villages in the occupied territories.
Much of the surplus winter flow is pumped up into the mountain areas, either to feed Israel's national water carrier or to replenish the heavily strained aquifer, a form of subterranean storage without which Israel's summer demands could never be met.