Arab countries, Israel and Iran is hit by the worst drought in modern times. A recent analysis by scholars at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis in Dubai warns of tension developing in the near future.
The Middle East region hit by the worst drought in modern times. Water scarcity is becoming a source of increasing conflict between countries in the Middle East and North Africa, leading analysts to predict an increase in future wars and billions of dollars in direct and indirect damage to the region’s economies.
«Two of the three primary fresh-water aquifers in Israel and Palestine lay under the West Bank, the Eastern Basin and the Northeastern Basin» said Thomas Homer-Dixon, a leading scholar in the field of environmental scarcity.
«Israel also shares a coastal aquifer with the Gaza Strip. Israel cannot relinquish control over those aquifers without severely compromising its national security»