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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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Israeli government plans to forcibly relocate 12,500 Bedouin

halin tribe walks in his encampment near the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, June 16, 2012. Photo by Reuters.

This article originally appeared in Haaretz – September 16, 2014 [Photo by Reuters] By Amira Hass Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank is advancing a plan to expel thousands of Bedouin from lands east of Jerusalem and forcibly relocate them to a new town in the Jordan Valley… Article continued on Haaretz.com: …

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Bedouin make do without shelters under West Bank skies

Photo by Alon Ron.

This article originally appeared in Haaretz – July 17, 2014 [Photo by Alon Ron] By Amira Hass Like the Negev Bedouin, it seems that the Bedouin east of Jerusalem are also in range of Hamas’ rockets and missiles, and they are also without shelters. The rocket that reached Jerusalem on July 8, shortly …

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Knesset to discuss IDF's use of live-fire zones to relocate Palestinians

Photo by Mairav Zonszein.

This article originally appeared in Haaretz – June 11, 2014 [Photo by Mairav Zonszein] By Amira Hass The Knesset will discuss the Israel Defense Forces’ use of live-fire zones as a means of removing Palestinian residents from their dwellings at a plenary discussion on Wednesday. Article continued on Haaretz.com: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.598046.

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Who has time to care about mass evacuation?

'Arab Idol' winner Mohammed Assaf. Photo by AP.

This article originally appeared in Haaretz – June 9, 2014 [Photo by AP] By Amira Hass When my column from last week was published, my friends (in the real world and on Facebook) continued on their way without showing any signs of shock. And I actually had thought that the two texts about the mass expulsion …

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How Israel is trying to bypass the courts and get Bedouin off their land

Khalil al-Hamadeen, Sateh el-Bahr Bedouin encampment. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi.

This article originally appeared in Haaretz – June 4, 2014 [Photo by Olivier Fitoussi] “Once upon a time there was a house and a guest, a woman, came to visit.” Between a cup of tea and a cup of coffee, this is how Khalil al-Hamadeen began his story in his family’s diwan, or …

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IDF uses live-fire zones to expel Palestinians from areas of West Bank, officer admits

Photo by Mairav Zonszein.

This article originally appeared in Haaretz – May 21, 2014 [Photo by Mairav Zonszein] By Amira Hass Military training in live-fire zones in the West Bank is used as a way of reducing the number of Palestinians living nearby, and serves as an important part of the campaign against Palestinian …

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Bedouin face displacement in West Bank corridor, regardless of Israel's constructions plans- Haaretz

Whether recently approved plans for construction in the E-1 area materialize or not, Israel plans to the relocate the local Bedouin population – against their will. December 2012 “Ten Palestinian Bedouin communities living in the West Bank corridor connecting Ma’ale Adumim and Jerusalem  are concerned that if recently approved plans for …

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Israel freezes plan to move East Jerusalem Bedouin to site near garbage dump- Ha'aretz

Civil Administration pushed for plan’s approval, despite opposition from green, human rights groups June 29 2012 “The state has suspended a plan to forcibly relocate Bedouin from East Jerusalem to a site next to a city garbage dump. The state told the High Court of Justice two weeks ago it …

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