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Al Wazzani (Al-Ouazzani), also known as Arab Louaize,Water Wars in the Middle East: A Looming Threat, Hussein A. Amery, The Geographical Journal, Vol. 168, 2002 is a small Lebanese village in the Hasbaya District of the Nabatieh Governorate, on the banks of the Hasbani River. The village is located about 1 km from the Wazzani Spring, a major source of the Hasbani, which is a tributary of the Jordan River. The village has about 200 residents. In 2001 the Lebanese government installed a small pumping station with a 10 cm bore near the village, to supply water to the village as well the nearby villages al-Teiba and Ghajar. In March 2002 Lebanon also diverted part of the Hasbani to supply Wazzani village, an action that then Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, said was a "casus belli" and could lead to war.BBC
17 September 2002. Israel hardens stance on water.
The pumping station was destroyed during the 2006 Lebanon War.


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{{Hasbaya District Category:Jordan River basin Category:Israel–Lebanon relations Category:Populated places in Lebanon Category:Hasbaya District