Burj Khalifa Tower
Cost: 1250 (Double production speed with oil)
Great People Points: 2 (Great Merchant)
Requires: Divine Right, Combustion
Can ignore all requests for assistance from all allies / those with the same state religion without incurring penalties.
In a report released last year, the World Bank found large disparities in water used between Israelis and Palestinians. Although both Palestinians and Israeli colonists share the same aquifer that runs the length of the West Bank, Palestinians have access to only a fifth of the water supply, the report said, while Israelis take the rest. In some areas of the West Bank, Palestinians survive on as little as 15 litres a person a day, which is at, or below, humanitarian disaster response levels recommended to avoid epidemic. (In Gaza, where Palestinians rely on an aquifer that has become increasingly saline and polluted, the situation is worse, for only 5 to 10 per cent of the available water is clean enough to drink.)
In prosperous countries, say in this case the US, the average American uses 100 gallons of water a day at home for cooking, drinking, bathing and washing. In Palestine, the average Israeli uses 92.5 gallons of water a day, whereas his Palestinian counterpart gets a mere 18 gallons. Worse than that — and this according to Beitseleem, the Israeli human rights group — when water is scarce, the Israeli water company Mekorot shuts the valves of the main pipelines supplying Palestinian towns and villages with water so that Israeli supplies remain unaffected.
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