Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine’s Indigenous Bedouin

Because the Naqab is a largely fertile desert where agriculture and animal husbandry were practiced by the indigenous Bedouin community for centuries, from 1948 the State of Israel, in settler-colonial fashion, has been engaged in taking the land and the resources while getting rid of the indigenous communities on it.

Palestinian Bedouin Negev

BIR-AS-SABA’, NAQAB (Analysis) -- The Naqab region is assumed to be an integral part of the apartheid state of Israel. However, like all other parts of historic Palestine, it was taken by force and occupied since 1948, when the Zionist state was established. For the last seven decades its indigenous people, the Palestinian Bedouin who have

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Israel Demolishes Palestinian Village For 114th Time In Seven Years

Israeli bulldozers flattened a village inhabited by the ancient Palestinian Bedouins, a tribe that has lived on the land for thousands of years. Israeli authorities have systematically run the indigenous Bedouins off of their land to pave the way for Jewish-only settlements.

A Bedouin woman sit on the remnants of her demolished home in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, near the southern city of Beersheba, Israel, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel Land Authority (ILA) officials, along with Israeli police and several bulldozers, raided and then demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev region this week. The demolition marked the 114th time that the ILA has destroyed the village, with the first time taking place in 2010 and the most recent prior to Wednesday’s

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Homeless In Their Own Land: 40,000 Bedouin Face Forced Relocation In Israel

Palestinian Bedouins don’t receive electricity, running water and health care like other Israeli citizens.

Forty thousand Bedouin citizens face imminent eviction from their ancestral homes in Israel, a situation described by the advocacy group Jewish Voice for Peace as a “massive violation of human rights.” First introduced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011, the Prawer Plan calls for “the economic development of the Bedouin sector” in the

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