Tagged: Bedouins

Umm al-Hiran Testimonies
Nic, EAPPI

Umm al-Hiran

The people of Umm al-Hiran are Bedouins, Palestinian citizens of Israel. The new town of Hiran is meant to be a Jewish community. Long answer short, this man and his family face demolition and relocation because they are not Jewish.

on January 24, 2017
Israel to Begin Demolishing Bedouin Arab Village
Associated Press

Israel to Begin Demolishing Bedouin Arab Village

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli government body says Israel is to carry out the first step in the planned demolition of a sprawling Bedouin Arab village in the southern desert. The Israel Lands Administration says that initially, about 30 Bedouin residents will be displaced on Tuesday.

on November 21, 2016
Israel Destroys Palestinian Village for 100th Time
Nigel Wilson, Al Jazeera

Israel Destroys Palestinian Village for 100th Time

Hunched over a white cooler box, Aziz al-Turi sifted through his most important possessions and pulled out an antique brass coffee pot. "You know how old this is? Fifty years old," he declared. "It came from Syria, via Jordan, here to Araqib." Along with pillows and carpets from Araqib's hospitality tent, the centre of social life in the village, these were the items that Turi rushed...

on July 3, 2016
Israel Bulldozes Scores of EU-built Palestinian Homes in Bitter Dispute Over Control of West Bank
Raf Sanchez, The Telegraph

Israel Bulldozes Scores of EU-built Palestinian Homes in Bitter Dispute Over Control of West Bank

Mahmoud Kaabeneh has two talismans that he hopes will help protect his home from Israel's bulldozers. Hanging inside the one-room house the 37-year-old Bedouin Palestinian shares with his wife and four children is a framed verse by a Tunisian poet. “I will live here despite disease and enemies, like a hawk on top of the mountain,” it reads in Arabic.

on April 27, 2016
How Colonialism and Climate Change Displace the Negev’s Bedouin
Tom Pessah, +972 Magazine

How Colonialism and Climate Change Displace the Negev’s Bedouin

What do you think of when you think of a desert? An area with little precipitation, mostly uninhabited except perhaps by nomads? An empty place with no history, waiting to be filled with people and vegetation? A new book by Professor of Architecture Eyal Weizman and photographer Fazal Sheikh unpacks these assumptions, and exposes how they are being used by Israel in displacing its Bedouin citizens in the Negev.

on March 14, 2016
Israeli Court Rules to Displace Um Al-Hiran Bedouins
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Court Rules to Displace Um Al-Hiran Bedouins

An Israeli court on Sunday ruled that the Bedouin community of Um al-Hiran in the Negev in southern Israel is illegal, on the grounds that the community settled on state lands, Israeli media reported. "The state is the owner of the lands in dispute," Israeli daily Haaretz quoted Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein as writing.

on March 7, 2016
Israeli Forces Demolish Sole School in Bedouin Community
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Demolish Sole School in Bedouin Community

Israeli forces on Sunday demolished a Bedouin school for children in the Abu al-Nuwaar community near the town of al-Eizariya in the occupied West Bank, a spokesperson for the al-Jahalin Bedouin community said. Atallah al-Jahalin told Ma'an that Israeli forces, accompanied by 30 vehicles and a delegation from Israeli's Civil Administration, raided the area and destroyed the sole school in the community.

on February 21, 2016
Israeli Forces Demolish 4 Bedouin Homes, Leaving 22 Homeless
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Demolish 4 Bedouin Homes, Leaving 22 Homeless

Israeli forces demolished four corrugated iron Bedouin homes in the occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Monday, leaving 22 people homeless, locals said. The four homes were located in the Ein Ayub area between the villages of Ras Karkar and Deir Ammar, northwest of Ramallah city. Locals said Israeli military vehicles stormed the area from a bypass road...

on February 1, 2016
Cop Won’t Stand Trial for Killing Bedouin Israeli
+972 Magazine

Cop Won’t Stand Trial for Killing Bedouin Israeli

New and disturbing details on the deadly shooting of a Bedouin man by an Israeli police officer have come to light, after +972′s Hebrew site Local Call reported that the Police Investigations Department (PID) intends to close the case on grounds of “insufficient evidence.” According to the findings, the officer in question was found to be lying in a polygraph test, and a DNA test concluded...

on January 10, 2016
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