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Ethnic Forced Displacement The Arab al-Jahalin is the biggest bedouin community that lives in the desert between Jerusalem and Jericho. This part of the West Bank is called Area C, where Israel retains control over security as well as planning and zoning, and holds strategic significance for further expansion of …

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Article by Electronic Intifada

November 2009 Jahalin Bedouin suffer without representation “Beyond the demolitions in its suburbs and the frequent, violent clashes around the al-Aqsa mosque, Jerusalem is the scene of a quieter shame. Southeast of the holy city live the Jahalin Bedouin, a community that has been repeatedly displaced and transferred, now enduring …

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Uprooting 30,000 Bedouin in Israel- Al Jazeera

April 2012 Plans to move entire communities and put them in townships would deprive them of their livelihood and land rights “An estimated 70,000 people currently live in 45 unrecognised Bedouin villages in the Negev [REUTERS] Beer-Sheva, Israel – “It is not every day that a government decides to relocate almost …

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Is a college really what the Bedouin need right now?- Article in Ha'aretz

April 2012 While the Age of the Negev project is an excellent initiative, it will not solve the problem of the deprivation of the Bedouin’s living expanse, with the Prawer Law still threatening the relocation of most of them. “[…] Apparently, the college has been in the pipeline for over six …

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Khan Al Ahmar students: We're still in school- article on reliefweb

March 2012 “Khan Al Ahmar, West Bank The dusty land surrounding the four classrooms was filled with the shrieks of happy children as they clambered over multicoloured parachutes and battled over hula hoops – a welcome relief from the constant state of uncertainty that defines the mood of both the …

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Israel Defense Ministry plan earmarks 10 percent of West Bank for settlement expansion- by Haaretz

  April 1 2012 Newly released maps indicate Civil Administration secretly setting aside additional land for Jewish settlements,presumably with the intention of expanding them “For years Israel’s Civil Administration has been covertly locating and mapping available land in the West Bank and naming the parcels after existing Jewish settlements, presumably …

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Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of RacialDiscrimination

March 2012 Strong language in the Concluding Observations. Racial discrimination, apartheid, forced displacement, demographic balance policies in Jerusalem, family separation, settler violence, discriminatory legislation such as the Law for the Regulation of the Bedouin Settlement in the Negev, etc. ” […] Recalling its previous concluding observations (CERD/C/ISR/CO/13, para. 32), theCommittee strongly …

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Court rejects 6 Beduin Negev land lawsuits- by Jerusalem Post

Members of the al-Uqbi family argued that they owned land, including at al-Arakib, since Ottoman times March 2012 “In a precedent-setting ruling on Sunday, the Beersheba District Court rejected six lawsuits brought by Beduin regarding private ownership of some 1,000 dunam of land in the Negev. Seventeen Beduin, members of …

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Report by Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya

August 2011 “In his communication of 1 February 2011, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called the attention of the Government of Israel to the alleged demolitions of “unrecognized” Bedouin villages in the Negev desert and the relocation of their inhabitants to government-planned villages. The …

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