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Ongoing history of displacement for Israel’s Bedouin citizens

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Bedouin from Atir-Umm al-Hiran, Joint List MKs and others protest demolitions 03.03.16

Published: 5 March 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Bedouin villagers slated for evacuation take their struggle to the streets - Almog Ben Zikri - Haaretz 03.03.16
After failure in legal process, residents of Atir and Umm al-Hiran protest and vow not to allow their homes to be demolished.
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Unwanted citizens vs. citizens who protect the land – Mohammad Bassam - Adalah 10.09.15 [Adalah means ‘Justice’ in Arabic – see note at end of this post]
The difference between two Supreme Court rulings lies in the difference between what Israel views as ‘unwanted’ Arab Bedouin citizens, as against Jewish citizens who ‘protect the land’ from the unwanted.

Negev Bedouin are indigenous; they are also citizens
February 13, 2016

Israel Supreme Court: Bedouin have no indigenous rights
June 11, 2015

Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel is an independent NGO, recognised by the Israeli government, that works to promote and defend the rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel (some 1.2 million people, or 20% of the population) as well as Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Its professional lawyers appear often before the High Court of Justice and other Israeli courts and it has an impressive record of strategic legal achievements.


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