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Subject:  Re: illigal water grab Date:  10/17/2002  11:26 AM
Author:  exwa Number:  197089 of 2321564

And it is illegal because....?

Because the Israelis might not have enough to fill their swimming pools?

"With the additional 4 million cubic meters Beirut plans to pump from the Wazzani, Lebanon will have a combined 10 million cubic meters from the Wazzani and the Hasbani rivers, well below the 35 million cubic meters allowed under a 1995 agreement.

"We are using much less than our water rights as provided by the international agreements and norms," Lahoud said. "I can assure you according to international laws, what we are doing today is within our rights."

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