Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Settlements are Aging

I have lots of new job offers, many of them in Judea and Samaria, where the water and environmental infrastructure is aging and in need of urgent upgrade. Without we noticing, the time has passed and some of the earliest villages have celebrated fifty years. The standard replacement age for water pipes is 25 to 30 years, and these villages have invested nothing in maintenance nor replacement, so the situation is critical in many points. There is talk of declaring some structures having historical values, something like museums of the settlement movement. Now it is the time to collect the object of the initial pioneer times. There are already third generation native Samarians walking the land, so what does the Israeli left mean by "temporary" encampments whose 'final" situation is to be negotiated?

Pic. The first years of Kedumim. I was there, in BAHD 3 on the slope to the left. 

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