‘They Want to Uproot Me and Bring a Jewish Citizen’

‘They Want to Uproot Me and Bring a Jewish Citizen’:

Together, the Israeli state and the KKL-JNF – an NGO that works closely with the government and owns around 13 percent of the land in Israel – are building the new town of Hiran here in the Negev desert. As part of the town’s master plan, the “unrecognised” Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran will be demolished to make way for up to 10,000 Jewish Israelis.

Late last month, police arrived in Umm al-Hiran with a tractor and team of surveyors to build a fence next to the village. Five people were arrested as villagers protested against the police presence….

Established in 1956, the village of Um al-Hiran has never been recognised by the state…

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Ambassadors Protest As Israel Continues to Demolish Homes in Occupied Palestine

Ambassadors Protest As Israel Continues to Demolish Homes in Occupied Palestine:

Eight ambassadors to Israel have written to the Israeli military accusing it of breaking international humanitarian law by confiscating shelters for Bedouins in the occupied West Bank that were paid for by European governments….

According to one diplomat whose government was involved with the letter, there had been “no official reply”. The source added: “We’ve had no response but through backdoor contacts it has been hinted that the demolitions will continue.”

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