Thursday, September 12, 2002

Israel TV channel two news just announced that the pumping from the Snir (Hatzbani) River by Lebanon is not intended just for local use as was previously believed. The water pumped is to be sent further north, where the Lebanese have the large Litani River and have no need for extra water. If this is true, it can only be seen as a provocation, and certainly not an attempt to answer a local need. I didn't catch the source of this update, but it was backed up with a video of a tractor busy filling in the river with dirt (so as to divert it into the pipes).