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Nomads no more: Israeli experts quibble on the fate of Negev's Bedouin- Ha'aretz

A government panel is busy creating a development plan for unrecognized Bedouin villages. The question is, are the Bedouin prepared to accept it? July 2012 “A government panel headed by Minister Benny Begin has in recent months been formulating a development program for the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the northern …

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Israel eyes landfill site for Bedouin nomads – Reuters

Bedouin tents and wandering goats dot the barren hills on the drive from Jerusalem down to the Dead Sea, giving residents and visitors a glimpse of how the Holy Land must have looked in ancient times. June 2012 With their corrals, water cisterns and tractors the camps look more like …

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Get ready for a Bedouin uprising- Ha'aretz

The destruction of the ‘illegal’ homes of 20,000 Bedouin families will not help facilitate their resettlement in new places. Nor will it transpire quietly. June 2012 “”Law for Bedouin Settlement in the Negev,” which the Knesset is expected to pass soon, has angered the entire Bedouin population in the south …

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In West Bank areas under Israel's control, illegal homes are usually Palestinian- Ha'aretz

UN report shows that, in contrast to the tight restrictions placed on Palestinian construction in Area C, the Civil Administration’s regulations allow settlements to proliferate. May 2012 While the government and Knesset search for ways to legalize illegal construction in the settlements, the Civil Administration has stepped up its enforcement …

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King Abdullah II met tribal notables and members of the Beir Al Sabaa, Taamreh, Sawahreh, Obeidiyeh and Jahalin clans

Article of “Tribes stand behind reforms, pledge loyalty to King” May 2012 “Amman, May 13 (Petra) — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday met tribal notables and members of the Beir Al Sabaa, Taamreh, Sawahreh, Obeidiyeh and Jahalin clans as he checked on the conditions of communities across …

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Article in Mondoweiss

May 2012 Nowhere to go — Jahalin Bedouin homes slated for destruction outside Jerusalem “This must-see video chronicles the continued displacement of the Jahalin Bedouin community. The Palestinian-Bedouin communities live in the hills to the east of Jerusalem and have been forcibly evicted time and again. The community was issued …

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Article in the Guardian

May 2011 Bedouin land and culture threatened by Israel’s plans for resettlement Bedouins say plans to move them to purpose-built communities sweep aside their culture and centuries-old ties with the land “A stench of rubbish wafts over the Palestinian town of As Sawahira from the al-Abdali dump. The vast tip …

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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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