The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Israeli government tries to solve its garbage problem by building a dump in the heart of West Bank

May 23, 2005

Adding insult to the injury it inflicted by constructing a fence zig-zagging across the West Bank, the Sharon government has begun to construct a stinking dump one mile downwind from Deir Sharaf, a village of 3000 Palestinians.

The plan is to dump 10,000 tons of garbage a month from Israel and Jewish settlements in the Occupied Territories.

The villagers already had their own garbage problem, which they tried taking care of until the Israeli military set up obstacles. Five years ago, Israeli soldiers seized the village garbage truck, saying it would contaminate the ground water.

So concerned about the environment, this hypocritical Israeli government is now using earthmovers to carve out a huge pit with piles of rubbish building up near where villagers live. This may not be the worst attack carried out by the Israeli government against the Palestinians, but it shows how stinking rotten its policies are!