Israel will build a swimming pool at the southern city of Taylor, construction sources said Sunday.
According to the sources, the project was agreed upon by the Israeli and Palestinian governments on the condition that Israel provide a pool for all the families living in the West Bank, in the southern Hebron region, in addition to the Palestinian areas.
The pool will be built at a cost of 8 million shekels ($3.2 million) and the government will pay the cost for the rest, they said.
The sources said Israel will not provide funds to the Palestinians for the project.
The pool, which is to be used for swimming, has been proposed to replace the existing swimming pool in Taylor.
It was built in response to a complaint by the families of the West Jerusalem residents who have been living there for decades.
Israel’s Supreme Court last year ordered the closure of the Taylor waterway, which connects the West Jordan Valley with the Mediterranean Sea, and also ordered the demolition of the waterway and its aqueducts.
The Taylor waterways are home to thousands of families who live there.
The government said the waterways were used for the building of the city of Nazareth, the site of a Jewish holy site.
In 2013, the Supreme Court ordered the removal of a pool built in the Jordan Valley by the Jordanian government, saying the structure violated the Jordan River Basin and the Jordanian sovereignty.
The government demolished the structure and the aqueduce.
The construction of the swimming pool, however, was permitted by the Supreme Courts ruling.
The Palestinians have complained that the Jordan river basin, which runs from Jordan to the Mediterranean, is under Israeli control, and that Israeli settlement expansion in the area violates international law.
Israel and the Palestinians have signed agreements to establish a waterway from the Jordan and Jordan River basins to the Gaza Strip.