Archiv: Bedouins (in Israel)


16.09.2019 - 08:49 [ Mairav Zonszein מרב זונשיין / Twitter ]

This is a big deal and a big win for Netanyahu – and a vehemently anti-Democratic act, affirming Israeli disenfranchisement of Palestinian citizens. It shows the Right has permeated every institution in the country, and that legality has no meaning.

16.09.2019 - 08:45 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Central election committee rules „Zazim“ initiative illegal

The injunction came after the Likud party submitted a petition arguing that Zazim, which is heavily funded by the US-based New Israel Fund, an organization that has butted heads with the Likud party before, was violating election laws with its initiative.
In 2017 the V15 law was passed in order to prevent foreign funded non-party political organizations from interfering with the elections.

16.09.2019 - 08:41 [ JewishCurrents.org ]

Standing Up to Likud’s Voter Suppression

(12.09.2019)

Two days before the last Israeli election in April, Israel’s ruling Likud Party petitioned the Central Elections Committee to shut down a get out the vote operation by an Israeli campaigning organization called Zazim — an organization that Online Progressive Engagement Network (OPEN) and I co-founded with activist Raluca Ganea four years ago, which functions very much like an Israeli version of MoveOn.org. The government’s efforts were unsuccessful, and Zazim’s campaign went ahead as planned, bringing thousands of Arab Bedouin voters from unrecognized villages in southern Israel to their polling places.

Last week, the Likud Party once again petitioned the Central Elections Committee to prevent Zazim from helping citizens exercise their right to vote. Today, Israel’s Attorney General confirmed that Zazim’s activity is fully legal. Zazim’s organizers plan to help some 15,000 Arab voters cast their ballots next Tuesday.

01.01.2019 - 11:42 [ The Jerusalem Post ]

Bedouins of Khan al-Ahmar wonder when their homes will be demolished

(22.12.2018) In response to the ruling, which followed a protracted legal battle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised, on more than one occasion, that the village in the Judean desert on the road which descends from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, will be razed“very soon.”

“I will not tell you when, but we are preparing for it,” he promised.

20.10.2018 - 22:39 [ Middle East Monitor ]

ICC warns Israel: Destroying Khan Al-Ahmar could be ‘war crime’

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda yesterday warned Israel against demolishing the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar and displacing its residents saying the action could constitute a “war crime”.

“Extensive destruction of property without military necessity and population transfers in an occupied territory constitute war crimes under the Rome Statute,” Bensouda said in a statement.

04.10.2018 - 05:38 [ Haaretz ]

Bulldozers Idling in Israel, but Only Until Merkel Leaves

In view of the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which began Wednesday, the government decided to put off the demolition and evacuation of the Jahalin Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar for a few days, so as not to embarrass her.

02.10.2018 - 16:18 [ WAFA ]

Israeli forces attack university students rally north of Ramallah, students injured

WAFA correspondent said Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades toward the students who rallied in protest of Israel’s Nation-state Law and its planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem.

02.10.2018 - 04:08 [ Amnesty International ]

Demolition of Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar is cruel blow and war crime

“This act is not only heartless and discriminatory; it is illegal. The forcible transfer of the Khan al-Ahmar community amounts to a war crime. Israel must end its policy of destroying Palestinians’ homes and livelihoods to make way for settlements.”

24.09.2018 - 00:46 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Gives Residents of West Bank Bedouin Village Week to Evacuate

Khan al-Ahmar, which is located near Route 1, is home to several dozen families from the Jahalin tribe. The tribe originated in the Negev and was expelled to the West Bank in the 1950s. Aerial photographs and testimony by villagers show that the residents wandered within the Jerusalem-Jericho region before gradually establishing permanent residence in Khan al-Ahmar, apparently in or around the 1970s.

25.05.2018 - 12:13 [ Times of Israel ]

Supreme Court approves razing West Bank Bedouin village

The court ruled that the village was built without the relevant building permits.

Critics say such permits are nearly impossible to obtain for Palestinians in Israeli-controlled areas of the West Bank.