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Environment: Change and Natural Resource Extraction: Palestine
(2,662 words)

While Palestine's soils, water resources, and agricultural products are necessary for survival and social cohesion, they do not generate contemporary wealth in the same way as would, for example, oil, gas, timber, minerals, and (semi-)precious stones or metals. From before the sixteenth century to the present, settlements historically combining Muslims, Christians, and Jews – as well as the nomadic settlements of the …

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Abu-Zahra, Nadia, “Environment: Change and Natural Resource Extraction: Palestine”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0258c>
First published online: 2009

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