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Israel demolishes blind man's home in Jerusalem-area village

By MaanImages/Rami Illariya

Originally published by Ma’an News Agency – Wednesday, March 12, 2014 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli bulldozers early Wednesday demolished a residential building, a car wash, and a shop in an East Jerusalem village, a popular committee spokesman said. Hani Halabiyya, a spokesman for East Jerusalem’s popular resistance committees, told Ma’an that a …

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State confiscates Bedouin playground equipment donated by Italy

Photo by AP

Originally published by Ha’aretz, Friday, February 28, 2014 By Amira Hass The Civil Administration on Thursday confiscated playground equipment that the Italian government had donated to a school at the Khan al-Amar Bedouin encampment east of Jerusalem. A representative of the Italian Consulate accompanied the delivery, which came in two trucks, …

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Mondoweiss: Israel demolishes Bedouin village in E1 — that Obama declared was key to two-state solution

Philip Weiss on September 23, 2013 Video: A tour of a demolished Bedouin village in E1 in the Occupied West Bank A week ago today I visited E1, a mountainous patch of land east of Jerusalem that is famous because the Israelis have designated it for more settlements that will further fragment the West Bank …

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Khan al-Ahmar: The human rights impact of Israel’s settlement expansion (Amnesty International) Posted on 13 August 2013 by Livewire Team

By Deborah Hyams, Israel/OPT/PA researcher at Amnesty International For more than 60 years, the Jahalin Bedouin tribe has been struggling to maintain their way of life. Forced from their tribal lands in the Negev/Naqab desert in the1950s, they have been continually harassed, pressured and resettled by successive Israeli governments, seemingly …

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Palestinian Authority rejects plan for new Bedouin village in Jordan Valley – Middle East Monitor

The Palestinian Authority has rejected Israel’s plan to build a new village for the Bedouin population in the Jordan Valley region. The Minister of Housing and Public Works in Ramallah, Maher Ghoneim, told the Chinese Xinhua news agency that the plan announced by Israel’s Defence Minister is neither acceptable nor …

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Israel approves construction to transfer West Bank Bedouin – Mondoweiss

By Allison Deger Israel has announced construction of a large-scale village near Jericho that planners are calling a “dump site” for Palestinian Bedouins residing outside of Jerusalem. Mondoweiss became aware of the relocation after the Israeli daily Ma’ariv published a locality in the Jordan Valley was given a greenlight for construction. The initial Israeli …

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