Op-Ed: Polio Virus and the Contamination of Israel's Aquifers
Mark LangfanThe writer, who writes on security issues, has created an original educational 3d Topographic Map System of Israel to facilitate clear understanding of the dangers facing Israel and its water supply. It has been studied by US lawmakers and can be seen at www.marklangfan.com.
Israel gave up Gaza, and the Hamas genocidally rocketed pre-1967 Israel-Sderot and Ashkelon. Israel gave up the civil administration of the Palestinian Authority; the Palestinians Arabs responded with the Intifada.
Today, there is a more insidious attack at play. On 3 June 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported:
Wikipedia states that:
“Three serotypes of poliovirus have been identified-poliovirus type 1 (PV1), type 2, (PV2), and type 3 (PV3) - each with a slightly different capseid protein. All three are extremely virulent and produce the same disease symptoms. PV1 [the type found in Israel] is the most commonly encountered form, and the one most closely associated with paralysis.”
Medical News Today explains:
“What causes polio? Polio is caused by the poliovirus, a highly contagious virus specific to humans. The virus usually enters the environment in the feces of someone who is infected. In areas with poor sanitation, the virus easily spreads through the fecal-oral route, via contaminated water or food. In addition, direct contact with a person infected with the virus can cause polio.”
On 3 July 2013, Israel's newspaper Haaretz reported:
"The report, prepared for the Environmental Protection Ministry and the Civil Administration in the West Bank, is based on water samples taken from various locales in 2012. It found that some 50 million cubic meters of sewage flow into the environment from Palestinian towns every year. Only 5 million cubic meters go to treatment plants, some of which are substandard. This affects Israel as well as the West Bank, since the polluted streams flow into Israel.. .
On 11 July 2013, Arutz Sheva reported:
None of this Palestinian contamination of Israel should come as a surprise because in February 2012, the State of Israel Water Authority, in a report entitled "The Water Issue Between Israel and the Palestinians," (see http://mfa.gov.il/MFA_Graphics/MFA%20Gallery/Powerpoint/Water-IsraelPA.pps) stated:
The key topographic/geologic fact is that what is termed the 'West Bank' is the mountains of Judea and Samaria. And any Palestinian untreated sewage water introduced into the aquifers of the Western salient of the mountains of Judea and Samaria gravitationally migrates underground westward into the aquifers of pre-1967 Israel. Geologically, there is no functional impermeable dividing line between the political pre- and post- 1967 Israel. Hence, it is impossible to stop Palestinian Authority untreated sewage water from contaminating pre-1967 Israel.
Is the Palestinian Authority purposefully and knowingly contaminating Israel's aquifers with sewage? Israel has begged the Palestinian Arabs for years to install sewage treatment plants at no cost to them and with funds from abroad. But the Palestinian Authority has refused to build anything except one small sewage treatment plant. Given that Palestinian Arab sewage is gravitationally bound to migrate westward into the pre-1967 Israel coastal plain, Palestinians (and Israelis!) could easily have predicted the biological diseases that this untreated sewage water would cause to pre-1967 Israel: Polio, for one.
The Israeli cabinet debates destroying future Iranian genocidal nuclear warfare a thousand miles away. Somehow the same Israeli cabinet is impotent to stop current Palestinian Authority bio-warfare only 3 kilometers away. In fact, Israel may yet reward the Palestinian Authority's bio-warfare with more land! .
The Iranians see Israel's total impotence and appeasement of the Palestinian bio-warfare, and calculate that Israel will be just as impotent and appeasing when they gain their long sought-after nuclear weapoon capacity..