'Paradise lost': How Israel turned the West Bank into a sewage dump for its settlements | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Paradise lost': How Israel turned the West Bank into a sewage dump for its settlements

Abdullah Maarouf typically tends to his olive grove at this time of year, the start of the olive harvest season in Palestine.

This year, however, 55-year-old Maarouf is forced to sit at home.

Maarouf lives in the village of Deir Ballut, in the northern governorate of Salfit, in the occupied West Bank.

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He says his land was once “a paradise”. Today, it has become a wastewater swamp, due to the sewage that runs from the illegal settlement of Leshem nearby.

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