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07 Mar

Israel Destroys Palestinian Bedouin Village for 176th Time

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, destroyed all Palestinian homes in the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb in the Negev desert for the 176th time, Middle East Monitor reports. The so-called unrecognised village which is inhabited by over 20 Palestinian families, has been repeatedly destroyed for the last decade. Each time the […]

14 Feb

Adalah: Over 2,000 Bedouin Preschoolers Stuck at Home due to School Bus Budget Dispute

School transportation for children from 20 villages in Naqab (Negev) region ground to sudden halt after regional council blames Israeli Education Ministry for failing to transfer funds. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel filed an urgent court petition Tuesday, 11 February 2020, as 2,200 preschool […]

19 Jan

Opinion: ‘We Will Only be Moved as Bodies’: Israel and Bedouins Face Off in the Negev

By: Jack Dodson for Middle East Eye Mohammad Danfiri stands at the edge of his Bedouin family’s sheep enclosure in the Negev Desert, looking out at a pair of cell phone towers at the top of a nearby hill. They are situated in an open spot between one end of […]

13 Dec

Adalah: The Illegality of Israel’s Plan to Transfer Palestinian Bedouin Citizens into ‘Refugee Displacement Camps’ in the (Negev)

December 13, 2019 7:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report 0

Israel is taking the first steps towards establishing refugee displacement camps to house tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel whom it plans to “urgently” evict from their homes in unrecognized villages across the Naqab (Negev) region without even offering them any permanent or just housing solutions, according […]

09 Sep

Bedouin Village Structures Demolished for the 159th Time

Israeli forces, Sunday, demolished structures of Al-Araqib village, a Bedouin community in the southern Negev region of Israel, for the 159th time. On September 3, 2019, three people, including an elderly woman, were detained by Israeli occupation soldiers, when the village was demolished for the 157th time. The village of […]

28 Jun

Bedouin Village of Um Al-Kheir Fights Against New Demolition Threats

The illegal settlement Carmel looks over the Bedouin village of Um al-Kheir 06/26/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Umm al-Kheir The Bedouin village of Um al-Kheir, in the South Hebron Hills, has launched a new bid to save their homes from demolition. On Monday, activists from the village submitted a […]

08 May

Army To Displace 15 Bedouin Families For Military Training

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Hamsa al-Foqa area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and ordered fifteen Bedouin Palestinian families to leave their community as the military conducts live fire training. Mo’taz Bisharat, an official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at the Palestinian Authority in central West Bank, said the […]

05 Apr

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village for 142nd Time

Israeli bulldozers destroyed, Thursday, tents and residential structures that housed an indigenous Bedouin community in the Negev, reported Palestinian Ma’an News Agency. The Al-Araqib village is located in the Negev Desert, and is one of many villages that predate Israel, but remain unrecognized, and has been demolished 142 times by […]

28 Feb

Bedouin Families, Human Rights Groups Demand End to Construction of Dangerous Phosphate Mine in Negev

A petition has been filed against an Israeli mine that poses health dangers to Al-Fura’a residents and will lead to immediate transfer of thousands; the mine is part of an Israeli plan to force 36,000 Bedouins from their homes. Bedouin residents of Al-Fura’a village and human rights organizations will head […]

19 Feb

Army Displaces A Bedouin Family Near Tubas

February 19, 2019 10:26 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the ar-Ras al-Ahmar Bedouin community, southeast of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, and displaced a Palestinian family. Media sources said the soldiers surrounded the area before invading it, and stormed residential tents owned by Jihad Bani Odah and his family. They added that the soldiers demolished […]

13 Feb

Thousands of Bedouin Citizens Prevented from Voting in Upcoming Israeli Election

Photo: General view of one of the Unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Naqab (Negev) Desert, Wikipedia Adalah demands Israel provide voting stations in unrecognized Naqab Bedouin villages; thousands of people with no access to public transportation forced to travel up to 50 kilometers to vote. Eleven unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel’s Naqab […]

07 Feb

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Destroyed For The 140th Time

The Israeli Authorities demolished, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin Palestinian village, in the Negev, for the 140th consecutive times, after dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded it. The army, accompanied by bulldozers and machinery, demolished the residential tents and sheds, in addition to all barns, displacing the families along with […]

07 Feb

Army Displaces Dozens Of Bedouin Families To Conduct Military Training

Israeli soldiers displaced, on Wednesday morning, dozens of Bedouin Palestinian families from their tents and dwellings in several parts of the West Bank’s Northern Plains, in order to conduct military training. Media sources said the soldiers removed the families from the areas of ar-Ras al-Ahmar, Al-Mayta, al-Borj and Hammamat al-Maleh. […]

31 Jan

Al-Arakib Bedouin Village Demolished For 139th Time

Israeli soldiers, police officers and personnel of the so-called “Negev Development Authority” invaded, Thursday, the al-Arakib Bedouin village, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 139th consecutive time. The villagers stated that dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the community, accompanied by bulldozers, and demolished the tents, barns […]

29 Jan

Israel Plans to Expel 36,000 Negev Bedouins

Israel’s Minister of Agriculture and Development of the Negev, Uri Ariel, has completed a massive plan to expel some 36,000 Bedouin Palestinians from their “unrecognized” villages, according to Israel Today Hebrew newspaper. The implementation of the plan, if approved, is scheduled to start this year, and would be completed within […]

06 Dec

Israeli Military Industries Moving Massive Testing Facility South, Bedouins at Risk of Forced Displacement

Israel’s state-owned weapons manufacturer is relocating a massive testing facility from the center of the country to an area in the Naqab (Negev) desert in a move that puts some 1,200 Bedouin homes and other structures at risk of forced displacement. The planned facility is more than twice the size […]

08 Nov

Soldiers Invade Bedouin Village School, Confiscate A Tent, Near Tubas

November 8, 2018 12:05 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Khirbat Ibziq Palestinian Bedouin village, north of Tubas in the occupied West Bank, and attacked a local make-shift school, before confiscating one tent. The head of Tubas’s local office of the Ministry of Education, Saed Kabaha, said a large military force, accompanied by an […]

25 Oct

Bedouins Ordered to Stop Erecting Tents and Barns in Jordan Valley

Bedouin families in the northern Jordan Valley were ordered, by the Israeli military, to stop setting up tents and barns in Khirbet Thra’a Awad, under the pretext they do not have permits for them, Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, said on Thursday. Daraghmeh told WAFA that the army informed the […]

30 Aug

Bedouin Family Left Homeless as Negev Demolitions Continue

Israeli bulldozers, escorted by heavily armed Israeli forces, demolished a Palestinian home on Thursday, in the unrecognized village of al-Zarnouq, in the Negev area of southern Israel. According to local sources, large numbers of Israeli forces raided al-Zarnouq and began to demolish the house, under the pretext that it was […]

01 Aug

Israeli Army To Displace Bedouin Families For Military Training

August 1, 2018 11:27 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Tubas, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, Kirbit Yarza village, east of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, and handed orders to four Bedouin families to leave their dwellings ahead of live-fire military drills. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the soldiers handed official notices to the families of Faisal Masa’eed, Ismael Masa’eed, Jamal […]

06 Jul

Spain Condemns Israel’s Demolition of Bedouin Homes East of Jerusalem

The Spanish government denounced the Israeli demolition of Palestinian buildings and structures in the makeshift Bedouin village of Abu Nawar, east of Jerusalem. The Spanish government, in a statement, further urged Israeli authorities to cancel its plans to demolish the Palestinian community of Khan al-Ahmar, home to more than 180 […]

04 Jul

Army Demolishes Residential Sheds In Abu Nuwwar Bedouin Community

Updated: Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Abu Nuwwar Bedouin community, east of the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of occupied Jerusalem, and demolished residential sheds, and barns. The soldiers demolished 40 residential sheds and barns in the community. Waleed Assaf, the head of the Committee against the Israeli Annexation […]

09 Jun

NGOs Call on Israel to Halt the Demolition and Forcible Transfer of Bedouins at Khan al Ahmar

Concerned about a recent ruling by Israel’s High Court of Justice authorizing the demolition of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar and evacuation of its residents to a site near Abu Dis, AIDA, a network consisting of more than 80 INGOs operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), […]

08 Jun

Bedouin Village of Al-Araqib Demolished for 129th Time

A Palestinian bedouin woman stands next to her destroyed tent in the village of Atouf in the Jordan Valley (AFP, File) Israeli authorities demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib for the 129th time on Thursday, WAFA reported, according to Ma’an. Thursday’s demolition marked the second time since April that the […]

06 Jun

PCHR: “Israeli Supreme Court Issues Decision to Demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, East of Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin Community, east of occupied Jerusalem, and expresses its concern over implementing this decision at any moment by Israeli forces. PCHR calls upon the international community to immediately intervene and assume its legal and moral […]

02 Jun

Amnesty International: Forcible Transfer of Bedouin Village Constitutes War Crime

Amnesty International called upon Israeli authorities, on Friday, to immediately cancel plans to demolish the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible eviction of its Bedouin community, describing the Israeli plans as a war crime. Residents of the village are set to be transferred to a site near […]

29 Mar

Marked Increase in Number of Bedouin Structures Demolished in Israel

The number of structures demolished in Bedouin Palestinian communities in Israel nearly doubled in 2017, compared to the previous year, according to a report in Haaretz. Official government data for 2017 revealed that 2,220 structures were demolished overall, compared to 1,158 in 2016. More than 70 per cent of the […]

24 Mar

350 People to be Left Homeless when Israel Demolishes Entire Bedouin Village of Umm al-Hiran in April

Israeli police posting eviction notices on Umm al-Hiran homes on 21 March 2018. (Photos by Marwan Abu Frieh/Adalah) Adalah calls on Israeli attorney general, Israel Land Authority to postpone eviction of Bedouin Arab residents and demolition of their homes. Israeli authorities announced this week that they would demolish the entire […]

05 Mar

16 Bedouin Families to Be Evacuated for Military Drills

Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday morning, have notified 16 Palestinian families that they will be evicted from their homes in Khirbat Ibiziq village, east of Tubas, under the pretext that the Israeli army will conduct military drills in the area. According to the official over the Jordan Valley file in […]

03 Mar

Adalah Files Contempt of Court Motion against Israeli Authorities for Failing to Bus Bedouin Preschoolers

Preschool children in the Naqab Bedouin village of Al-Sira prepare to board a school bus during the brief period between March and June 2017 when the Education Ministry provided school transportation. (Photo by Khalil Al-Amor) Israeli authorities have twice violated a court decision to provide school buses for 3- and […]

04 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Two Classrooms In Abu Nuwwar Bedouin Community

February 4, 2018 9:00 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, the Abu Nuwwar Bedouin community, built on Palestinian lands in the al-‘Ezariyya town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished two classrooms. Daoud Jahalin, the representative of Abu Nuwwar, said dozens of soldiers, police officers and representatives of the “Civil Administration Office,” which is run by […]

28 Nov

Entire Bedouin Community to be Evicted in Jerusalem

The Bedouin community in al-Baba Mountain, in the town of Al-Eizariya, occupied East Jerusalem, stands steadfast in face of Israeli plans which aim to evict them. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, not even the children are willing to wave their rights, repeating that al-Baba Mountain is “our land […]

19 Nov

In Light of Forced Displacement Policy in Area “C”, Israeli Forces Issue military Orders to Evacuate Pope Mountain Bedouin Community, East of Occupied Jerusalem

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Government’s decision to evacuate Palestinian Bedouin population from the Pope Mountain Community in al-Ezzariya village, east of occupied Jerusalem, for the interest of settlement projects in the area. At the time PCHR emphasizes the legal status of East Jerusalem as […]

24 Aug

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village to Build Jewish-Only Town (VIDEO)

Despite protests, the Israeli government will displace the Bedouin population of Umm al-Hiran to a temporary area until a new neighborhood is built for them nearby. However, residents won’t be welcome to return to the new Jewish-only city of Hiran. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network, I’m Sharmini Peries […]

13 Aug

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

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

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 […]

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03 Jan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bedouin Home Demolished in Negev

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

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

More Bedouin Structures to be Demolished near Hebron

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

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

Eviction of Bedouin Village Approved by Israeli Supreme Court

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

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

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

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

Settlement Construction Begins on Ruins of Bedouin Village

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

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

Bedouin Boy Killed During Family Dispute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israeli Military Demolishes a Bedouin Village in the South Hebron Hills

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

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

Demolitions Begin in Bedouin Village Near Jerusalem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel Sues 34 Bedouins For Home Demolitions

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, […]