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13 Aug
6:25

EU Aid Seized from Palestinian Bedouin Community

Israeli occupation forces recently seized electricity-producing solar panels from the Bedouin community camp of Abu Al-Nawar, according to local sources. Abu Al-Nawar’s representative and local community leader, Abu Emad al-Jahalin, told local sources yesterday that the occupation authorities violated a decision issued by the Israeli Supreme Court to stop confiscating […]

05 Mar
11:46

Beersheba Bedouin Market to be Closed, Palestinians and Jews Protest

Dozens of Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel protested in front of the municipality of Beersheba, on Sunday, against the mayor’s decision to close the city’s Bedouin market. Mayor Ruvik Danilovich decided to close Beersheba’s traditional Bedouin market, which had been in operation for some 120 years, by the end […]

19 Jan
10:58

Radio Host Fired from Israel Army Radio for Facebook Post Empathizing with Slain Bedouin

January 19, 2017 10:58 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report 0

An Israeli woman employed as a radio host with the Israeli government-run Army Radio was fired from her job Thursday after expressing on Facebook that she could understand the frustration of a Bedouin man who allegedly ran over a police officer who had come to destroy the Bedouin’s village. Khen […]

Bedouin encampment (archive image from decodejerusalem.net)
03 Jan
11:58

Israeli Troops Demolish 11 Bedouin Homes – Dozens of Children Among the 87 Made Homeless

On Monday morning, Israeli forces invaded Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, and destroyed the homes of 87 Palestinian Bedouins, most of whom are women and children. Adal Jahaleen, one of the residents of the Bedouin village, told the Palestinian Wafa news agency that the Israeli military arrived with several Caterpillar […]

08 Oct
6:40

Israeli Soldiers, Police, Demolishes Al-Araqeeb Bedouin Village

For the 104th time in just a few years, Israeli soldiers and police officers demolished, Friday, the al-Araqeeb Bedouin village, in the Negev. Several Israeli army and police vehicles surrounded the Bedouin community, before invading it, and demolished it. Resident Aziz SIyah Touri, who was repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by […]

29 Sep
11:18

Israeli Army Displaces Bedouin Families To Conduct Military Training

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the Hamsa al-Fouqa area, near Tubas in central West Bank, and removed 19 Bedouin families from their dwelling, so that the army can conduct life fire training in their community. The soldiers surrounded Abu Hamsa al-Fouqa area before invading it, and handed the military […]

26 Sep
4:14

Israeli Soldiers Invade Bedouin A Community Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and officials of the “Civil Administration Office” invaded, Sunday, the Abu Nowwar Bedouin committee in the al-Ezariyya town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and took pictures of a room that was added to the local elementary school. Daoud Jahalin, the spokesperson of Abu Nowwar community, said the soldiers […]

19 Aug
12:26

Negev: Bedouin-owned Properties Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli police, demolished Palestinian-owned properties in several Bedouin villages of the Negev Desert, in southern Israel on Thursday, according to local sources. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli bulldozers demolished residential buildings and arbors located near al-Salam street near the Arara district in the Negev. […]

20 Jun
8:12

Jordan Valley: Israeli Authorities to Destroy Bedouin Water Well

The Israeli civil administration is reportedly willing to demolish a 10-meter-deep water reservoir that is the only source of water for 20 Bedouin families of the Umm Al-Jimal community, in the Jordan Valley, claiming that it was built without a permit. According to Palestine Information Center, the 20 families own 700 sheep and […]

07 Apr
4:40

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program and the Displacement of Palestinian Bedouins

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Lance Bartholomeusz, Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank condemned Israel’s latest round of large scale demolitions of homes in the Palestinian Bedouin refugee community Um al-Khair in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. Israel uses parts of the Negev desert for testing weapons with nuclear material […]

19 Feb
5:33

Bedouin Home Demolished in Negev

February 19, 2016 5:33 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished a home in the Bedouin village of Wadi al-Niam in the Negev, locals said.Village resident Rafat abu Ayesh told Ma’an that the forces, along with Israeli excavators, closed the area surrounding the village before tearing down the home. Residents added that Israeli excavators, two days […]

07 Feb
12:14

Israeli Woman Stabbed in Negev Bedouin Town

February 7, 2016 12:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

An Israeli woman was injured in a stabbing attack, Saturday, in a predominantly Bedouin city located in the Negev desert region, Israeli police said.An Israeli police spokesperson said that a Jewish Israeli woman in her sixties was stabbed at a market, in the town of Rahat, central Israel. The suspected […]

01 Feb
11:05

More Bedouin Structures to be Demolished near Hebron

February 1, 2016 11:05 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli forces, Monday, notified Palestinians in Masafer Yatta, a Bedouin congregation to the south of Hebron, about their intent to demolish residential structures which shelter their families, according to local sources.Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Commission in Hebron, said an army force broke into Halawa and Tabban, two small […]

22 Jan
9:36

3 Bedouin Houses Demolished in Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolished, at dawn on Thursday, three Bedouin houses in the al-Baba mountain area, in the town of al-Ezariya, located east of occupied Jerusalem.Local sources reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Israeli bulldozers began the demolition at dawn, under the protection of the occupying forces; women […]

19 Jan
1:56

Eviction of Bedouin Village Approved by Israeli Supreme Court

January 19, 2016 1:56 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

The Israeli Supreme Court refused to reconsider a decision to demolish the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, and ordered to evict all its residents, Adalah center reported on Sunday.Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, reported that the Supreme Court rejected its extraordinary motion for a […]

06 Jan
9:06

5 Bedouin Dwellings Demolished in E1 Corridor

Israeli forces, on Wednesday morning, demolished five dwellings housing Palestinian Bedouin families in the Abu Nuwwar community east of Jerusalem — part of the wider E1 corridor — leaving 25 people homeless.Dawood al-Jahalin, a spokesperson for the Abu Nuwwar Bedouin community, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli military and police […]

22 Nov
2:04

Stabbing in Southern Israel: 4 Israelis Wounded, Crowd Attacks Bedouin

November 22, 2015 2:04 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

According to Israeli police, a suspected Palestinian stabbed and wounded four Israelis, including a 13-year-old girl, in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat on Saturday evening before fleeing the scene.Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that an Israeli man was seriously injured, while two women and a 13-year-old girl […]

10 Oct
2:02

Israeli Teen Stabs Four Palestinian Bedouins in Dimona; Mob Shouting ‘Death to Arabs’ Attempts to Murder Palestinian

October 10, 2015 2:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli sources reported on Friday that an Israeli teen stabbed four Palestinians in Dimona, the southern part of the country, while an Israeli mob tried to murder a Palestinian in Netanya, on Thursday.Israeli Ynet News claimed that the stabber, who attacked and wounding the four Bedouins, “suffers a mental illness,” […]

23 Aug
8:09

Settlement Construction Begins on Ruins of Bedouin Village

August 23, 2015 8:09 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli excavators, on Sunday morning, began work on the infrastructure of two Jewish-only settlements in the former Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, in the Negev desert, southern Israel, according to locals.Locals told Ma’an News Agency that excavators and bulldozers were building a new road under heavy protection of Israeli forces. […]

17 Aug
10:11

Bedouin Structures Demolished East of Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers, Monday morning demolished structures belonging to more than 20 families of the Jahalin Bedouin community in eastern Jerusalem, locals said.Israeli border police reportedly escorted the bulldozers into the Khan al-Ahmar area of eastern Jerusalem where they carried out the demolitions. According to Ma’an, Khan al-Ahmar lies in the […]

19 Jul
5:48

Bedouin Boy Killed During Family Dispute

July 19, 2015 5:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Israel, News Report 0

A 16-year-old Palestinian Bedouin was killed, and 10 others injured, when a family dispute erupted into violence in the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev, on Saturday.Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri stated, according to Ma’an, that fighting broke out between two local families on Saturday afternoon with those […]

12 Jul
1:56

Israeli Knesset brings back bill to forcibly transfer Palestinian Bedouins

The Israeli Knesset (Parliament) announced that on Sunday July 12th, they will bring back a bill to forcibly remove 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins from their homes in the Negev desert in southern Israel.The bill had been tabled in 2013 after widespread international condemnation of the forced transfer plan. According to Article […]

10 Jul
12:16

Israel to Destroy Homes of 40 Bedouin Families

Israeli administration has delivered notices for the demolition of dozens of makeshift Bedouin homes of Abu Nawar village, east of Jerusalem.Accordig to the PNN, the notices of demolition delivered by Israeli administrative staff were of two parts. The first part was an order for house owners to halt the development […]

24 Jun
12:41

Israeli Forces Evacuates Jordan Valley Bedouins for ‘Military Practices’

Israeli occupation forces began, on Tuesday morning, a wide military exercise in the al-Maleh valley in the northern Jordan Valley, and evacuated dozens of Bedouin families.According to Al Ray, Palestinian witnesses said that soldiers imposed a military cordon on the areas of al-Hammamat, al-Burj, al-Mayta and Humsa in Wadi al-Maleh […]

06 Jun
3:53

UN Special Rapporteur: Israel Must Abandon Plans to Relocate Bedouins

United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur Makarim Wibisono, today, repeated his call for the Israeli occupation to abandon its plans for the forced relocation of Palestinian Bedouins in the West Bank.PNN reports that Wibisono condemned Israeli plans for the forcible removal of several Bedouin communities from their lands in the West […]

25 May
1:24

Palestinian Authority Pledges $50,000 to Bedouin Community Facing Displacement

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah of the Palestinian Authority pledged $50,000 to the Bedouin community of Abu Nuwwar east of Jerusalem that is currently being displaced by Israeli forces.According to Ma’an, Hamdallah made the pledge on Sunday during a visit to the community accompanied by the EU envoy to the Palestinian […]

20 May
3:11

HRW Condemns Approval of Bedouin Land Confiscation

The Israeli Supreme court, on Tuesday, turned down an appeal, by the descendants of Sheikh Suleiman Muhammad al-Ukbi, against a three-year-old decision by the central court of Beersheba.The court, in 2012, refused a request to register 1,000 dunams (250 acres) of land in the villages of al-Araqib and Shariaa in […]

02 Apr
10:53

Israel Dismantles Solar Panels Providing Power To A Bedouin Community

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, a Palestinian Bedouin community in the al-Khan al-Ahmar area, north of the Israeli colony of Ma’aleh Adumim, and removed solar panels providing the community with power.The soldiers surrounded the area before invading it, and proceeded to remove the solar panels. The Hebron Defense Committee said […]

02 Apr
5:44

Raid on Bedouin Community Leaves One Child Injured

Israeli forces, Wednesday, injured a child during a raid on a West Bank Bedouin village, during which they also confiscated solar energy panels donated by a local sustainability organization, according to an official.A prominent Fateh party member in Jahalin, an area in the central West Bank near Abu Dis, where […]

31 Mar
1:14

Bedouin Solidarity March Winds Up at Israeli Presidency

A four-day march led by Palestinian-Israeli MPs, in solidarity with Israel’s impoverished Bedouin community, reportedly wound up at Israel’s presidency on Sunday.President Reuven Rivlin‘s office said Palestinian representatives delivered a report on the hardships faced by Bedouin villages to his wife, Nechama, as the head of state was in Singapore […]

23 Mar
3:10

Al-’Araqib Bedouin Village Demolished For 82nd Time

Israeli police officers demolished, on Monday morning, the al-‘Araqib Bedouin village in the Negev, for the 82nd consecutive time, rendering the families homeless again. Resident Salim al-‘Araqib said dozens of police vehicles, and undercover units of the Israeli military, accompanied by bulldozers and trucks, invaded the village before forcing the […]

21 Mar
4:08

More Bedouin Homes, Barns Demolished in Negev

Israeli bulldozers, escorted by police, demolished homes and animal barns in Bedouin villages across the Negev, late Thursday.Several homes and animal barns were demolished in Rahat, al-Laqiya town and Bir Hamam, while Israeli forces also surrounded a house in Bir Hadaj belonging to the al-Abraq family, in preparation to demolish […]

04 Mar
2:13

Bedouin Crops Destroyed by Israeli Police

Israeli police on Tuesday destroyed thousands of acres of wheat, barley and other cereal crops in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Rakhama, locals told Ma’an News Agency.Local resident Ali Freijat said that 14 tractors, escorted by over 50 Israeli police vehicles, arrived early Tuesday and began leveling the land. ‘This […]

22 Feb
10:58

Demolitions Displace 4 Bedouin Families in Negev

February 22, 2015 10:58 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Israeli authorities on Sunday demolished four homes belonging to Palestinian Bedouins near the town of Hurah, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel.Bulldozers appeared in the village of Sawah, east of Hurah, on Sunday morning, accompanied by a large number of police officers, who proceeded to demolish the homes soon after […]

19 Feb
4:09

Israel To Remove 120 Bedouins To Create Trash Dump Area In East Jerusalem

February 19, 2015 4:09 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council approved, Wednesday, a plan that would displace 120 Bedouins, and grazing lands, to that it can establish a new trash dumping landfill on around 500 Dunams of Palestinian lands.The new landfill is planned to be constructed near the eastern entrance […]

20 Jan
5:33

Protests follow funeral of Palestinian Bedouin man killed by Israeli troops

January 20, 2015 5:33 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Protesters marched and blocked roads Monday following the funeral of a young man shot and killed by Israeli forces late last week while attending the funeral of another young man shot by Israeli troops. The deaths of the two men in separate incidents in close succession have brought out a […]

02 Dec
10:03

Army To Demolish Bedouin Tents South Of Hebron

December 2, 2014 10:03 PM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, Tuesday, Masafer Yatta and the al-Mafqara Bedouin communities, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed destruction orders against residential tents, and structures.Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in southern Hebron Rateb Jabour said the soldiers handed orders […]

17 Nov
3:50

Al-‘Araqib Bedouin Village Demolished For 78th Time

November 17, 2014 3:50 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Several Israeli military and police vehicles, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded on Monday morning the Bedouin village of al-‘Araqib, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 78th time.Salim al-‘Araqib, a local resident of the village, said several Israeli military and police vehicles invaded the village approximately at 5 at dawn, […]

01 Nov
3:01

Hebron Bedouin Structures Demolished

November 1, 2014 3:01 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces demolished a total of four structures in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Daraj, and, in addition to a traditional oven in Umm al-Khair, reported Operation Dove on Wednesday. Many women and men of Umm al-Khair were reportedly assaulted by Israeli soldiers and border police while they tried to […]

28 Oct
9:47

Israeli Military Demolishes a Bedouin Village in the South Hebron Hills

October 28, 2014 9:47 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Yesterday, Israeli forces demolished a total of seven structures in the Bedouin village of Um al Kheir. 28th October | Operation Dove | Um Al Kheir, Occupied Palestine The structures demolished are, three houses made of concrete, a caravan donated by the United Nations (United Nations Human Rights Response Fund […]

24 Sep
11:08

UNRWA Urges Donor Community to Stand Against Forced Transfer of Palestinian Bedouins

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has urged the donor community to step up its opposition to the planned transfer of thousands of Bedouins, from the central areas of the West Bank, to the newly created town of Nweima, near Jericho. “If such a plan were implemented this […]

19 Sep
12:18

Demolitions Begin in Bedouin Village Near Jerusalem

September 19, 2014 12:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

A number of Bedouin communities east of Jerusalem were raided by Israeli forces,on Thursday, just days after residents were served demolition and evacuation orders.Popular committee spokesman Hani Halabiya told Ma’an News Agency that dozens of soldiers entered the Khillet al-Qamar area in Abu Dis, escorted by a bulldozer, as a […]

12 Sep
9:24

International Organizations Call For End to Forced Transfer of Bedouin Community

42 international organizations, including groups based in both Palestine and Israel, are calling on world leaders to put a halt to plans by the Israeli state to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins out of their communities, in the central occupied West Bank, and into a designated township.According to the […]

20 Aug
6:08

Army Demolishes Bedouin Structures Near Ramallah

August 20, 2014 6:08 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, several Palestinian Bedouin communities east of the Taybeh village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and the Mikhmas nearby village, and demolished several structures and tents.The Maan News Agency has reported that the soldiers demolished four sheds east of Taybeh and three […]

23 Jul
2:38

Israel Rejects Bedouin Families’ Bomb Shelter Request

Yesterday, Israel’s high court ruled that the state is not obligated to provide bomb shelters to its Bedouin citizens, following an incident in which a Bedouin man was killed and his family injured, by a rocket which hit his encampment on Saturday,

03 Apr
7:36

Israeli Forces Demolish Bedouin Dwellings in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces stormed the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Baba, east of al-Ezariya, and demolished several mobile dwellings housing Bedouin families, early Thursday, locals told Ma’an.Large numbers of special Israeli forces gathered near the illegal Maale Adumim settlement before they raided Jabal al-Baba, escorting three bulldozers and officers of the […]

12 Mar
9:56

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Structures near Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers demolished, Wednesday morning, residential homes and barracks belonging to a Palestinian community in the East Jerusalem town of al-Eizariya.According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), witnesses in Jerusalem said that the Israeli occupation demolished structures belonging to the Bedouin al-Jahalin community. Among the structures demolished were a home […]

24 Feb
8:56

Israel Issues Eviction Orders to 40 Bedouin Families

Israeli forces and civil administration officers issued demolition and eviction orders to 40 Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, late Sunday.Popular committee spokesman Hani Halabiya told Ma’an News Agency that civil administration officers delivered the orders to families in the Jabal al-Baba neighborhood of al-Ezariya. The families, who mainly live in […]

18 Feb
1:20

5 Bedouin Structures Demolished, East of Jerusalem

Israeli forces, on Monday, bulldozed five steel structures belonging to a Palestinian community in the East Jerusalem town of al-Eizariya, according to locals.A large group of Israeli forces raided the town after midnight, and surrounded steel structures belonging to the al-Jahalin Bedouin community. Israeli soldiers forcibly evicted five families from […]

26 Dec
9:48

Bedouin Village Demolished For 63rd Time

[Thursday December 26, 2013] For the 63rd time, Israeli forces have demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, in the Negev, Thursday morning.A Ma’an reporter in Beersheba said that bulldozers, escorted by 25 police patrols, raided the village at 9 a.m. and demolished all of its steel houses. “Forces of demolition […]

12 Dec
11:15

Israel Drops Prawer Plan, Bedouins Still Face Displacement

[Thursday, December 12, 2013] The Israeli government has decided to discard a controversial draft law to relocate thousands of Bedouin residents from the Negev desert, the Ma’an News Agency has reported. The decision does not imply official recognition of the dozens of villages in the Negev.Benny Begin, an official who […]

25 Nov
5:41

Bedouin Arabs protest forced displacement plan in Negev, southern Israel

November 25, 2013 5:41 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

A visit by several Israeli legislators to the Negev desert in southern Israel Sunday was met by protests organized by local residents opposed to the Israeli plan to forcibly remove them from their ancestral land. That plan has been dubbed the ‘Prawer Plan’, and would involve the forced displacement of […]

02 Aug
3:41

Protest in al-Naqab against the Prawer plan displacement of Bedouins

August 2, 2013 3:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

On August 1st – the national “day of rage” against the Prawer plan – protestors gathered near Beersheba, in al-Naqab, to protest the impending forcible displacement of up to 70,000 Arab Bedouins, the destruction of 35 villages “unrecognized” by Israel, and the dispossession of their lands. The protestors waved Palestinian […]

21 Jul
8:07

Right-Wing Israelis Attack Bedouin Villages In The Negev

A group of around forty right-wing Israelis attacked the Palestinian Bedouin villages of Umm al-Hiran and Rakhama, located in the Negev desert, at around 4:30 am on Sunday morning, remaining there until around 8:30 am.According to local residents, the right-wing Israelis attacked their livestock and shouted racial epithets at the […]

12 Jul
4:32

Canadian writers urge Israel to halt evictions of thousands of Palestinians and Negev Bedouins

Seventy prominent Canadian writers, including Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient), Yann Martel (Life of Pi), Lorna Crozier, and Lisa Moore (Open), wrote an open letter to Canadian and Israeli officials urging Israel to cease its plans to evict Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills, and to reject the Begin-Prawer Plan […]

07 Jul
2:12

Palestinian Bedouins attacked by right-wing Israeli settlers near Nablus

An armed gang of around 50 Israeli settlers stormed a Palestinian Bedouin community of shepherds in Huwwara area, south of Nablus in the northern West Bank on Saturday.This is not the first time that settlers from the nearby Itamar and Yitzhar religious Jewish Israeli settlements have attacked Palestinian civilians – […]

27 May
3:04

Israeli troops decimate Bedouin village in Negev, leaving 24 children homeless

The village of Atteer Um al-Hieran is considered an ‘unrecognized’ village by the Israeli government, and has experienced home demolitions in the past, in 2007. But this week, residents say, 600 Israeli officers came and “destroyed everything”.The village is home to around fifty people, half of them children. All of […]

30 Apr
2:20

Israel Removes Dozens Of Bedouin Families In The Jordan Valley

The Al-Maleh and the Bedouin Tribes Village Council in the Jordan Valley reported that Israeli soldiers started, on Monday evening, the eviction of dozens of Bedouin families in the area in preparation to conduct military training.The council said that the army distributed, two days ago, dozens of written military orders […]

07 Aug
5:58

Bedouin Livestock Confiscated in the Jordan Valley

On Tuesday, Israeli occupation forces confiscated the livestock of Palestinian Bedouins in the Jordan Valley and placed them in an Israeli military camp.The head of the Wadi al-Maleh village council, Aref Daraghmeh told WAFA News that tens of Israeli soldiers on horseback invaded the grazing fields near there and stole […]

10 May
8:00

Court Injunction Delays Demolitions of Jerusalem Area Bedouin Homes

The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center obtained on Wednesday an injunction order for Khan al-Ahmar Kurshan community. This temporary injunction prevents the demolition of homes of the eight families that received 24-hour eviction notices on Sunday, 6 May.The orders affect the eight families of the community, who have […]

09 May
8:17

Israeli government announces plan to forcibly remove 2300 Bedouins

In their urgency to “resolve” a perceived problem with the Bedouin population, the Israeli government has proposed that 2,300 Bedouins be relocated from hill surrounding the Palestinian town of As Sawahra, where they live on the edge of a garbage dump at al Abidal.Further plans are currently being pressed forward […]

18 Apr
5:05

Soldiers Demolish Sheds And Tents In Bedouin Camp Near Jerusalem

April 18, 2012 5:05 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli military bulldozers demolished several sheds and tents belonging to the Al-Jahalin Bedouin tribe, north west of Jerusalem on Wednesday.Eyewitnesses reported that the army demolished 13 sheds and tents leaving several families without shelter, and without barns for their livestock. Bedouins in different parts of the country are subject to […]

12 Dec
7:33

Protests Held In Jerusalem Against Plans Targeting Bedouin Villages

December 12, 2011 7:33 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Thousands of Palestinians from the 1948 territories held a protest on Sunday in front of the Jerusalem office of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to protest the so-called “Brawer-Begin Plan” targeting at least thirty Bedouin villages in the Negev, home to more than 100,000.The protest was called for by the […]

06 Dec
1:42

Israeli Government To Relocate 2,300 Bedouin In Order To Expand Settlement

December 6, 2011 1:42 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli officials have announced a plan to displace twenty Bedouin Arab communities from their homes in the West Bank between Jerusalem and Jericho, and move the residents to a site along the Jerusalem municipal garbage dump.The forced displacement of the 2,300 residents is scheduled to begin next month. It is […]

12 Sep
6:58

Israeli cabinet announces plan to forcibly displace tens of thousands of indigenous Bedouins

September 12, 2011 6:58 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

In a cabinet meeting, on Sunday, the Israeli ministers approved a plan based on the ‘Prawer Report’, which involves the forced removal of 30,000 Arab Bedouin villagers in southern Israel from their homes.The Bedouin people have lived in southern Israel for hundreds, if not thousands of years, but when Israel […]

27 Jul
8:47

Israel Sues 34 Bedouins For Home Demolitions

July 27, 2011 8:47 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israel has filed suit against 34 bedouins near Al-Arakib for costs incurred while repeatedly demolishing their homes. The state is seeking an unprecedented NIS 1.8 million from the groupThe Israeli Land Administration (ILA) claims that the Bedouins repeatedly built homes on the state-owned land despite having houses some distance away, […]

09 May
10:31

Settlers Attack Wadi Al Hilwa, Demand Bedouin Residents To Leave

A group of extremist armed Israeli settlers attacked, on Sunday evening, Wadi Al Hilwa area in the northern plains of the West Bank, and demanding local Bedouins to leave the area. Local sources reported that the settlers came from Maskiot illegal settlement, installed on Palestinian lands, and are planning to […]

05 Mar
12:35

Israel To Sue Bedouin Villagers For Cost Of Demolition

March 5, 2011 12:35 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

The Alternative Information Center reports that Israel plans to sue the residents of al-Arakib, a Bedouin village in the Negev desert, for the costs of demolishing their homes.Al-Arakib has been demolished 18 times in the past year by the JNF and security forces. It is reported that the State Attorney’s […]

23 Feb
2:05

Israel Demolishes Amniyr Bedouin Homes

February 23, 2011 2:05 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

The homes of a Bedouin community in the south Hebron hills have been bulldozed by Israeli authorities, according to the Ma’an News Network.A total of five tents, which housed approximately 50 residents, were demolished early on Monday morning, together with the community’s olive trees and water sources. The latter consisted […]

11 Feb
1:58

Clashes Erupt in Bedouin Village

February 11, 2011 1:58 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Residents of southern village of Al-Arakib in Israel clash with JNF workers who came to plant trees in the area. Three people arrested for allegedly hurling stones. Residents of al-Arakib, the ‘unrecognized’ Bedouin village in Israel’s Negev, clashed Thursday with police forces and Jewish National Fund (JNF) officials who came […]

08 Feb
9:56

Bedouin village bulldozed by Israel for the 12th time

February 8, 2011 9:56 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Monday, the Israeli military and police employed armored bulldozers to destroy the village of Araqib, located in the Negev desert in southern Israel. This is the 12th time that Israeli forces have destroyed the village, which is ‘unrecognized’ by the Israeli government.The demolition, which left several dozen families homeless, […]

17 Jan
11:23

Bedouin Village Demolished for Ninth Time

January 17, 2011 11:23 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli bulldozers demolished 11 structures in the ‘unrecognized’ village of al-Arakib for the ninth time on Sunday. Land Administration officials arrived at the village accompanied by police officers. Residents tried to disrupt the demolition work and clashed with police. Five people sustained light injuries from pepper spray and paint balls […]

15 Dec
4:36

Bedouin Community Wells Destroyed Near Hebron

December 15, 2010 4:36 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli Civil Administration officials destroyed five wells and several sheds, on Tuesday, in a small Bedouin community in the south Hebron hills, locals reported.Israeli forces entered the area of Arab al-Ka’abna, under total Israeli military and civil control, which is situated between the villages of at-Tuwani and Umm Lasafa, […]

24 Nov
11:33

Army Levels Bedouin Structures In the Northern Plains

November 24, 2010 11:33 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Israeli army bulldozers, accompanied by dozens of armored vehicles, leveled dozens of structures, including homes and structures for livestock in the Jiftlik area, in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley, in order to expand a Jewish settlement that was built on village lands. Eyewitnesses reported that more than 30 structures that […]

22 Nov
9:20

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Razed for Seventh Time

November 22, 2010 9:20 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

On Monday morning, Israeli police destroyed the Bedouin town of al-Arakib, in the southern Israel, after the residents rebuilt their homes for seventh time in three months, Ma’an reported.Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that when Israeli police arrived in the village, they raided the houses, emptying them of residents’ […]

08 Nov
9:35

Hundreds of Israeli police demolish mosque; 1,000 Bedouins protest the demolition

November 8, 2010 9:35 PM Saed Bannoura Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

A massive force of Israeli police, accompanied by officials with the Israeli Lands Administration, descended on the Palestinian Bedouin town of Rahat, in southern Israel, where they demolished a mosque that they claimed was ‘built without a permit’.Palestinian Bedouins have lived in the Negev desert in present-day Israel for centuries, […]

26 Aug
2:46

Bedouin Women Hold Non-Violent Demo Against Razing Of Villages

August 26, 2010 2:46 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Around 700 Bedouin women held a protest in Jerusalem challenging the demolition of their villages by Israeli forces. They travelled to Jerusalem from the Negev desert in southern Israel, where they live in ‘unrecognized’ villages that have been razed multiple times since Israel was created in 1948.They gathered outside the […]

22 Aug
4:14

Human Rights Watch to Israel: Stop Demolishing Bedouin Homes

August 22, 2010 4:14 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli government should immediately stop demolishing the homes of Bedouin citizens in the Negev desert, in southern Israel, and should compensate those displaced and allow them to return to their village pending a final agreement that respects their rights under international law, Human Rights Watch said this week. Hundreds […]

04 Aug
11:19

Israelis Demolish Bedouin Village Again

August 4, 2010 11:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Wednesday morning Israel’s Land Administration razed the rebuilt village with the protection of Israeli security forces.The Bedouin village of al-Arakib was destroyed by Israel’s Land Administration last week as the government of Israel does not recognize it and deems it illegal for being on state land. Since the previous destruction […]

28 Jul
1:25

Israel destroys Bedouin village

July 28, 2010 1:25 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

1300 police officers and security personnel guarded the area as bulldozers demolished a Bedouin village near Rahat.Israeli security personnel and from the Israel Land Administration arrived at the Bedouin village of al-Arakib, near Rahat, Tuesday morning. The village is unrecognized by the state of Israel. When the Israelis arrived they […]

30 Jun
10:25

Bedouin Families Face Further Expulsions

The al-Quds Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights reported that some 40 Bedouin families in the al-Farsiyya area, in the northern plains of the Jordan Valley, received official notices from Israel ordering them to leave their areas. The families have been living in the area for several decades having […]

19 Feb
12:21

Bedouin Youth Killed During Scuffle With Russian Jews In The Negev

February 19, 2010 12:21 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Bedouin youth was killed, on Wednesday at night, and another youth was seriously wounded during a scuffle that took place between Bedouins and a group of Russian Jews in Be’er Sheva, south of Israel. The scuffle started between some youths on both sides and then developed to a bigger […]

09 Aug
6:37

Press Release: “Israeli Authorities Continue Ethnic Cleansing Campaign against Bedouins and Farmers”

August 9, 2008 6:37 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center issued its monthly report stating that the Israeli Ethnic cleansing policy is escalating; especially, towards the Bedouins and farmers, e.g. the illegal procedures imposed on the residents of Kherbet Twal / north Aqraba in Nablus district. The Center stated that 15 residents […]

05 Jan
11:28

Bedouins in Egypt angered after man shot by Israeli border guards

January 5, 2008 11:28 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

After 40-year old Hamdan Suleiman Attaya was shot and killed outside his home Thursday, just 300 meters from the Israeli border, 1,000 friends and family attended his funeral Friday, shouting angry slogans against Israel. Eyewitnesses say that Attaya was shot and killed by Israeli border guards stationed at the Kerem […]

22 May
2:21

Israeli state bulldozers demolish Bedouin houses in the Negev region

A massive Israeli force composed of police units and Special Forces, backed with bulldozers and helicopters, stormed the unrecognized Arab Bedouin village of Ater, located in the Negev region, and demolished three houses on Tuesday. Police forces did not allow any of the families to leave their homes and installed […]

01 Mar
5:02

Israeli troops training in the Negev seriously wound a Bedouin child

March 1, 2007 5:02 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

 A twelve-year old Bedouin child was shot in the head as she was herding her family’s cattle near an Israeli military base in the northern Negev. The Israeli military police said that it has opened an investigation into the incident.The child was transferred to Soroka Israeli hospital in Be’er Sheva; […]

11 Jan
1:06

Israeli authorities demolish 25 Bedouin homes in the Negev

January 11, 2007 1:06 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

The Popular Committee for Defense of Land in the Interior reports that the very existence of “unrecognized villages” inside Israeli boundaries remains under threat. On Tuesday in the Negev Desert Israeli bulldozers destroyed four more homes. The Committee indicated that the demolitions are “within the framework of the Israeli plan […]

21 Nov
2:40

Adalah appeals Israeli High Court for water supply for the Bedouins

November 21, 2006 2:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah), petitioned the Israeli District Court in Haifa, on Monday, to connect the unrecognized Bedouin communities with water supply by connecting them to the national water infrastructure. The families, totalling several hundreds are living in what Israel considers unrecognized communities in […]

25 Sep
11:39

Israeli court says no to Bedouin villages appeal for clean water connection

September 25, 2006 11:39 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli district court in Haifa rejected an appeal to connect “unrecognized” Bedouin villages in the Negev to clean waters and said that this issue is related with the village regularization, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported. The appeal was filed by the Adalah Legal center on behalf of more than […]

09 Aug
2:55

Arab Bedouins living under Israeli control in the Negev Desert take their case to the UN

August 9, 2006 2:55 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Two representatives of the Arab Bedouin community attended a United Nations meeting in Geneva last week entitled, “The Forum of Coexistence.” The UN meeting dealt with the difficulties of Indigenous people all over the world who  are threatened with displacement from what is left of the lands they have called […]

05 Aug
8:15

Mother, two daughters, killed in Katusha strike that hit a Bedouin village

Israeli sources reported on Saturday that a mother and her two daughters were killed when a Katusha rocket hit their home in the in the Western Galilee Bedouin village of Arab Al Aramshe, near the northern border. On Saturday afternoon Hezbollah gunmen fired 170 Katusha shells at several areas across […]

04 Jul
11:44

Israeli Report on Discrimination Disputed by Bedouin Sector Rights Groups

When the Justice Ministry submits its report in August in Geneva, social groups will simultaneously submit documents criticizing the state report and elucidating state discrimination against the Bedouin sector. Bedouin say they are not treated as equal citizens in .   is a signatory to the International Convention on the […]

27 May
10:43

Bitter Wine for Israel’s Bedouin population

The crowded room felt like a sauna, a natural effect of the scorching sun hitting the tin roof and the lack of a fan or air conditioner to ease the desert heat. Everyone was talking about the "Wine Route," the Israeli government’s plan for a series of farms and wineries […]

28 Mar
8:54

Israeli source: `“Four Bedouins killed in two blasts in the Negev`

March 28, 2006 8:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

An Israeli military source reported that four Bedouins were killed, on Tuesday, in two separate explosions that took place when when unexploded shells detonated near them. Two Bedouin children were killed and a third was severely injured when an undetonated shells exploded near them as they were tending sheep in […]

09 Feb
6:03

Israel Announces Plan to Forcibly Remove 40,000 Bedouins from Negev

February 9, 2006 6:03 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

In a plan that has been termed by some, both on the Palestinian left and the Israeli right, as ‘ethnic cleansing’, the Israeli government has announced it will forcibly remove 40,000 Bedouin Arab residents from the Negev Desert area in southern Israel. According to the statement released by the Regional […]

03 Mar
12:19

Fatwa allowing Bedouin soldiers return fire during evacuation

March 3, 2005 12:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

An Islamic Sheikh issued an Religious ruling known as “Fatwa”, which allows Bedouin soldiers at the Israeli army to shoot while evacuating the settlements with the Israeli army if they find themselves endangered by the settlers. Sheikh Kamel Abu Nadi issued his Fatwa after reports were released in Israel revealing […]

04 Aug
10:45

Israel Issues Demolition Orders Against Twenty Homes Near Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the al-Fheidat Bedouin area, east of Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and handed demolition notices targeting 23 homes and residential sheds. Local sources said the soldiers granted the families 72 hours to file appeals against the demolitions. They added that the army claimed the […]

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02 Aug
8:13

Palestine Today 08 01 2017

August 2, 2017 8:13 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, August, 01, 2017. One youth injured others detained during army invasions targeting west Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday […]

02 Aug
4:55

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Al-Arakib For The 116th Time

August 2, 2017 4:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, Palestine 0

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers and police officers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the Bedouin Palestinian village of Al-‘Arakib, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 116th consecutive time. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, and undercover officers, also accompanied by personnel of the so-called “Israel’s Land Authority,” invaded the village during morning […]

31 Jul
7:59

The “Apolitical” Approach to Palestine’s Water Crisis

by Muna Dajani  Overview Earlier this month, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced a new deal in which Israel will sell the Palestinians 33 million cubic meters of desalinated Red Sea water per year, with 10 million cubic meters transferred to the Gaza Strip and the rest to the West Bank. The […]