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March 2017: UN OCHA: Tightening of coercive environment on Bedouin communities around Ma’ale Adumim settlement

https://www.ochaopt.org/content/monthly-humanitarian-bulletin-february-2017 Posted on March 11, 2017  as part of  The Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | February 2017 Since the beginning of 2017, a number of developments have generated additional pressure on Palestinian Bedouin communities located within and around the area designated by the Israeli authorities for the E1 settlement plan and …

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The European Parliament’s DPAL committee issues a call to save Al Khan al Ahmar

The European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Palestine urged the EU to act urgently and decisively to prevent the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar, a Bedouin refugee community in Palestine’s West Bank. “The Delegation has visited Khan Al-Ahmar recently whilst on mission to Palestine and met the community there. 140 people, …

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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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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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A march from Negev to Jerusalem in bid to recognise Bedouin villages

Ayman Odeh (C) alongside several dozen protesters march in the Bedouin village of Wadi al-Naam on 26 March, 2015, near the city of Beersheba (AFP)

Originally posted by Middle East Eye — March 26, 2015 By MEE Staff The head of Israel’s third largest political party Ayman Odeh began a four-day walk on Thursday from the Negev desert to Jerusalem in order to bring attention to the issue of unrecognised Bedouin villages. Odeh has long …

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Legal experts condemn Israel’s planned transfer of Bedouin as potential war crime

A boy watches through a cloth as protesters march in the Bedouin town of Rahat after the killing of two locals by Israeli forces (AFP)

Originally posted by Middle East Eye — January 25, 2015, updated March 16, 2015 By Joe Gill Leading experts in international law, anthropology and planning have condemned Israel’s threatened forced transfer of thousands of Bedouin in the occupied West Bank as a violation of international humanitarian law and a potential …

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Audience Award for HIGH HOPES at Erie International Film Festival

HIGH HOPES, a new short documentary directed/edited by Guy Davidi (of FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS’ fame) is in the running for the Audience Award (and Best Short Documentary) at the Erie International Film Festival. Voting, which costs $1.99, is open until December 21st, so please help to win the film that …

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Palestinian Bedouin community battles eviction by Israel

Middle East Monitor, Monday, 24 November 2014 10:35 After living under decades of Israeli occupation, Palestinian Bedouins now face an Israeli plan for their forced displacement to urban areas, which, they say, do not suit their nomadic lifestyle. Abu Raed, a 66-year-old leader of a Palestinian Bedouin community near Jerusalem, …

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