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November 29 2016

Residents prepare for the first stage of the demolition. Photo: Adalah
Israeli forces have earmarked for complete destruction of Atir-Umm al-Hiran, an indigenous Bedouin village in the Negev, southern Israel.

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November 21 2014
UN Human Rights Committee Concluding Observations Revealed Bedouin Rights in Israel at Risk and Government Plans to violate them even more

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June 2 2014
Monday June 2, 2014, at 9 am, the Supreme Court in Jerusalem will hear the appeal of the heirs of Sheikh Suleiman Al-Ukbi regarding the right of ownership of land at Al Araqib and Zazhilika, northwest of Be'er Sheba. The panel including Justices Elyahim Rubinstein , Esther Hayut and Salim Jubran will deliberate on an appeal of the ruling of Judge Sarah Dovrat of the Be'er Sheba District Court , who had ruled against the heirs. Nuri al-Ukbi , a veteran Bedouin rights campaigner who...

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December 1 2011
On 22 November 2011, Minority Rights Group International published a new briefing paper. Based on a Minority Rights Group International (MRG) field visit to the region in September 2011, this briefing describes the ongoing human rights violations against Bedouin communities in the West Bank and the Negev.

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November 4 2011
Bedouin's plight: 'We want to maintain our traditions. But it's a dream here'. Way of life under threat as bill proposing resettlement of villagers to designated townships goes before Israeli parliament

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September 20 2011
According to an article by Amira Hass in the Israeli daily newspaper HAARETZ, September 14, 2011, the Israeli Civil Administration “is expected to begin forcefully moving Bedouin in the West Bank to a permanent location as part of a plan to remove all the Bedouin in Area C (under both Israel's civilian and military aegis) from lands they have been living on for decades." The plan will eventually relocate Bedouin living in other areas of the West Bank. According to various calcul...

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July 7 2011
PRESS RELEASE An urgent appeal to the United Nations The Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality today appealed to various representatives of the UN to avert the passing of a discriminatory legal amendment aimed at placing the payment of house demolitions on homeowners. The proposed law will not apply to settlements beyond the Green Line and the main victims will again be the Bedouin-Arabs in the Negev. On Monday, 27 June 2011, the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee...

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June 24 2011
Over 40,000 Bedouins live in UN refugee camps in the Israeli-controlled West Bank and claim that they are exposed to the threat of forced displacement and discrimination.

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January 21 2011
On Sunday, January 16th, 2011, the Israel Lands Administration (ILA) accompanied by a heavy police presence destroyed the Bedouin village of Al Arakib for the 9th time since its total destruction in July 2010. During the village's destruction the police forces used large amounts of violent force, including sponge bullets (a police method of crowd dispersal) which injured eleven of the residents, one of them in his eye. This time it seems that the ILA has decided to expel the residen...

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March 19 2010
The Government of Israel is putting Dr. Yeela Raanan on trial on Monday, April 19th, 11:00am in Beer Sheva for expressing her displeasure at the brutal home demolitions in the Unrecognized Bedouin Villages. Dr. Raanan, who is an Israelian Jew, has for many years worked for the Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages (RCUV); she has also contributed several times to The Indigenous World and to this Web page, denouncing the outrageous abuses that are being committed against the Bedouin...

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