Appreciate this article? +972 depends on your support.

Click here to help us keep going

Analysis News
Visit our Hebrew site, "Local Call" , in partnership with Just Vision.

WATCH: How the state turned its Bedouin citizens into 'intruders'

Contrary to popular belief, Bedouin in Israel-Palestine haven’t been nomadic for centuries. And yet the government propagates this myth in order to sever their connection to the land and make easier to justify their perpetual dispossession. 

Related:
How colonialism and climate change displace the Negev’s Bedouin
Bedouin town slated for destruction is true test for Israelis
The tragic resilience of Israel’s unrecognized Arab villages

For additional original analysis and breaking news, visit +972 Magazine's Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. Our newsletter features a comprehensive round-up of the week's events. Sign up here.

  • LEAVE A COMMENT

    * Required

    COMMENTS

    1. Carmen

      The only reason the GoI won’t treat the Bedouin as anything more than ‘nomads’ is because if they recognize the Bedouin’s ties to the land and leave them alone, they’ll have to end the occupation of the Palestinian people and restore their rights and privileges and of course, remove the jewish settler population from Palestinian lands. And they aren’t about to do the right thing.

      Reply to Comment
    2. Carmen

      Another excellent piece from Social TV. Thank you.

      Reply to Comment
© 2010 - 2017 +972 Magazine
Follow Us
Credits

+972 is an independent, blog-based web magazine. It was launched in August 2010, resulting from a merger of a number of popular English-language blogs dealing with life and politics in Israel and Palestine.

Website powered by RSVP

Illustrations: Eran Mendel