Argument: Without a global commons powerful nations will hog water resources
- "PLO Negotiations Support Unit." General Secretariat, Palestinian Liberation Organization. Retrieved 1.08.08 - "The Middle East is one of the world’s most water-stressed regions. It is therefore essential that water be shared equitably by all in the area.
- Since its 1967 occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (the “Occupied Palestinian Territories”), Israel has almost completely controlled the water available to the Palestinian population. While Israel theoretically recognized Palestinian water rights in the West Bank in the Oslo II Interim Agreement (Annex III, Appendix 1, Article 40), it has not implemented that agreement and continues to deprive Palestinians of their fair share of water."