WATCH: Water shortages plague West Bank villages

Disruptions in Israeli water supplies often earns bold headlines in the Israeli media. But when Palestinian communities are cut off from the water supply for days or weeks on end, it doesn’t make the news. And while the Israeli government often supplies Israeli settlements with an infrastructure that guarantees water access, Palestinians must store their water in large containers, due to frequent shortages.

This is the story of Al-Ma’asara, a village near Bethlehem that sees its water supply cut off sporadically for extended periods of time, and the inability of the Palestinian Authority to do anything about it.