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Just a few points to make ... - The Wadi Rum area is on the Jordan side of the Wadi, but is quite distinct from Wadi Arabia - I believe that the purpose of diverting Red Sea water was to replenish the Dead Sea. There's be no need to desalinate as the Dead Sea has a very high salinity, and gravity could do much of the work of moving the water - but gravity and desalination have little to do with each other.
It is NEVER referred to as "Arabah" -- where did the "B" come from? Scott Adler 01:35, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
MORE POINTS: 1) It is never referred to as either!! Where did the "Wadi" go?! 2) There are 5 big tribes on the Jordanian side in addition to 4 or 5 smaller ones, and these tribes have been in Wadi Araba for hundreds of years. The "administrative district" of Wadi Araba had a population of around 7000 distributed among 8 settlement, in addition to 4 Bedouin population clusters. So your claim that "there are almost no settlements on its Jordanian side and just a few kibbutzim on the Israeli" is totally biased, false, and a low shot at distorting history. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 13:08, 21 January 2009 (UTC)