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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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Blog about living a week with the Jahalin (Norwegian)

Engang Jahalin – alltid Bedouin   Det er store forskjeller mellom flyktninger som ble fordrevet fra landet sitt under Nakba i 1948. Mens noen har reist utenlands har andre bosatt seg i de palestinske byene. Bedouinfolket er blant dem som ble kastet ut fra sine landområder og lever ennå i en …

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

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 and limit Palestinians’ movements, as the State Department has repeatedly stated. In E1, I witnessed the …

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[Haaretz] Tracking Terrorists and Smugglers Just Like the Bedouin Do

Participants in an inaugural Bedouin tracking workshop, Salameh, Upper Galilee, September 2015. By Tal Shofman-Schejter.

This article was originally published in Haaretz – October 5, 2015 [Photo by Tal Shofman-Schejter] By Judy Maltz SALAMEH, Upper Galilee – Ziad Sawaid, a Bedouin tracker, bends down and draws a circle in the earth with his stick. After a brief examination, he rules: “It’s not the footprint of a goat. Not a …

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[AP] West Bank Bedouin Fight Israeli Order to Demolish Homes

AP Screenshot: Bedouins fight Israeli order to demolish homes, Sept. 15, 2015.

This report and associated video footage was originally filed by AP Television – September 15, 2015 Video Link: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/MEEX-West-Bank-Bedouin/820de64f26b2d47f4a70e3cb897387bf *English translation of Arabic footage available in the audio transcript.  Bedouin children have a kick about in Abu Nuwar. But these football games may soon be a thing of the past. Israel’s Civil Administration …

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[+972 Magazine] In five-year high, Israel demolishes 143 Palestinian structures in single month

Bedouin women cry as they watch their house being destroyed during the demolition of the unrecognized Bedouin village of Al Arakib in the Negev desert. Israeli authorities have demolished the village over 70 times since 2010, June 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills)

This article was originally published in +972 Magazine – September 5, 2015 [Photo by Oren Ziv/ActiveStills] By Natasha Roth Israel demolished 143 Palestinian structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the month of August, the highest such total in five years, according to statistics released by the UN Office for the Coordination of …

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[Mondoweiss] Caught between Jerusalem and expanding settlements, uncertainty hangs over residents of Abu Nuwwar

Abu Nuwwar struggles to survive in the shadow of the massive Israeli settlement Ma'ale Adumim. (Photo: Lydia Noon)

This article was originally published at Mondoweiss – August 28, 2015 [Photo by Lydia Noon] By Lydia Noon The leafy city of Ma’ale Adumim lies 7 kilometres east of Jerusalem and is Israel’s newest tourist attraction. Palm trees lining the sidewalk offer respite on a hot August afternoon, buses driving the well-maintained roads serve …

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Israel-Palestine NGO Working Group Releases Statement on Forced Relocation of Bedouin

Statement Version Forced Relocation and Transfer of Indigenous Bedouin Populations- June 17th 2015: This statement is based on a letter the Israel-Palestine NGO Working Group at the United Nations sent to the Permanent Representative of every Member State mission to the United Nations in New York on Wednesday 17th June …

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