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Bedouin Couples Seeking to Build a Home in Their Village Face Kafkaesque Nightmare, Courtesy of Israel

Ahmed Jahalin and some of his sons at the Khan Al Ahmar encampment east of Jerusalem, December 24, 2015. Photo by Amira Hass

By Amira Hass Originally published in Haaretz – December 27, 2015 [Photo by Amira Hass] Twenty-seven Bedouins living east of Jerusalem petitioned the High Court of Justice to let them live close to their parents, but not in the same tent. The state argued they should relocate to the Palestinian Authority. “If the petitioners …

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Demolished, Rebuilt and Razed Again: A Bedouin Community Left Without Shelter

Razi Basharat, the son of mukhtar Abdel Rahim Basharat, in Al Hadidya. It’s not clear why the EU has been silent about the confiscation of the tents, 10 Dec. 2015. Photo by Alex Levac.

By Gideon Levy and Alex Levac Originally published in Haaretz – December 11, 2015 [Photo by Alex Levac] Dozens of pigeons, white and gray, now flock together on a small tin roof, pressed up against one another, as though protecting each other. They survived by flying off before the demolition, but their chicks were …

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What Happens When a Bedouin Builds a Gravel Path So His Kids Can Get to School on Rainy Days

The demolition of a structure in a Bedouin village (illustrative). Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz.

By Dafna Banai Originally published in Haaretz – November 30, 2015 [Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz] The military has forbidden construction in Area C of the West Bank, which is under total Israeli military and civilian control. Anyone violating this ban risks the demolition of their building, sometimes without warning. That’s why Abu Sakr …

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Call for International Presence: High Court Hearing on Wadi al Qteyf Community (Sateh al Bahar)

Members of the Jahalin tribe at Wadi al-Qatif (west of Jericho) given 48-hour eviction orders, April 30, 2014. Photo by Neal Badache.

Date: Monday, November 9th at 09:00 At: The Israeli High Court of Justice, Case number HCJ 8115\12  (Judges panel led by Chief Justice Miriam Naor) Address: Kiryat Ben-Gurion, 1 Sha’are Mishpat St., Jerusalem   Attendance by international and local observers is requested Summary On Monday 9 November 2015, the Israeli High Court …

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