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  • Jerusalem protest at JNF calls to halt Bedouin displacement

    By Max Schindler Some 100 demonstrators gathered at the Jewish National Fund headquarters in Jerusalem on Sunday to protest afforestation plans in the Negev region of Southern Israel, which could result in the displacement of Bedouin families residing there. Rallying in front of the JNF’s sprawling offices in downtown Jerusalem, the crowd included activists from Rabbis for Human Rights and regional Bedouin leaders. Holding posters declaring their opposition to the forcible transfer of the Bedouin population, the protesters received thumbs-up from passersby and honks from speeding drivers. One demonstrator, a resident of the al-Araqib village—located seven kilometers north of Beersheba…

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  • Bedouin protest relocation plans; village receives eviction notice

    Between 3000 and 4000 protesters gathered outside of the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem yesterday to demonstrate against the Prawer Report--Israel's plan to relocate tens of thousands of Bedouin from their homes in the Negev to impoverished townships. Bedouin and Palestinian citizens of Israel also held a general strike yesterday, Sunday December 11, in protest of the state's plans to expropriate Bedouin land. According to Ynet, a number of Arab schools, municipal offices, and Arab-owned businesses inside of Israel were closed. On the same day, representatives of the Israel Land Authority delivered demolition orders to the Bedouin community of Wadi el…

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  • Israel pushes the Bedouins towards an Intifada

    The government’s decision to adopt the Prawer report is the latest in a series of injustices towards Israel’s Bedouin citizens As if the immolation of relations with Egypt and Turkey wasn’t enough, the Netanyahu government decided to open a new front, this time with the Israeli Bedouins. The government approved yesterday a version of the Prawer report, which is the executive report of Judge Goldberg’s report on the Bedouin settlement in the Negev desert. The Prawer report, presented to the government in May, drew sharp criticism from human rights organizations, since it was a significant retreat from the Goldberg report…

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