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Demolished, Rebuilt and Razed Again: A Bedouin Community Left Without Shelter

Razi Basharat, the son of mukhtar Abdel Rahim Basharat, in Al Hadidya. It’s not clear why the EU has been silent about the confiscation of the tents, 10 Dec. 2015. Photo by Alex Levac.

By Gideon Levy and Alex Levac Originally published in Haaretz – December 11, 2015 [Photo by Alex Levac] Dozens of pigeons, white and gray, now flock together on a small tin roof, pressed up against one another, as though protecting each other. They survived by flying off before the demolition, but their chicks were …

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Perspectives: Institutional Evil

Demolitions at Al Azaria and Jabal a-Baba, May 19, 2014. Photo by Rami Allaria.

Above Photo: Demolitions at Al Azaria and Jabal a-Baba, May 19, 2014. Photo by Rami Allaria, via the Jahalin.org archive. By Amos Gvirtz Originally posted to ActLeft for Israel-Palestine I write these lines in a days-long state of agitation. Israeli soldiers came to the Palestinian hamlet of Al Hadidiya, in the Jordan Valley …

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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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[+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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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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Organizations call on Israel to stop forcible transfer plans

A boy sits a top a water can in front of the ruins of his family home, which was destroyed the day before. Dec. 28, 2013. West Bank, Palestinian Territories. (Photo by Gabriel Romero/Alexia Foundation ©2014)

From the Civil Society Advocacy Working Group on Displacement September 11, 2014 – Forty-two Palestinian, Israeli, and international organizations are urgently calling on world leaders to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins out of their communities in the central part of the occupied West Bank and …

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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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Nowhere Left to Go: Bedouin of the West Bank [Photo Essay]

Nowhere Left To Go: Bedouin of the West Bank. By Gabriel Romero.

The following are selections from a photo essay by Gabriel Romero, in association with the Alexia Foundation and ZUMA Press — launched May 26, 2014 on zReportage.com:  The West Bank is an Israeli-occupied, Palestinian territory that is home to approximately 17,000 Bedouin tribespeople. This population is comprised of five separate tribes who are …

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Bedouins around Ma’ale Adumim: the Khan al-Ahmar Community and School

School in Khan al-Ahmar. Photo by Anne Paq, Activestills.org, 4 September 2011.

The following is an excerpt from a B’Tselem article on Area C, entitled, “The Bedouins around Ma’ale Adumim,” originally posted November 2013 and updated May 18, 2014. [Photo: Khan al-Ahmar School, Sept. 2011. By Anne Paq] In early 2012 the State advised that the Civil Administration had conducted a risk …

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