The Bedouin of the Negev: a forgotten minority

Koeller, Kathrin
August 2006
Forced Migration Review;Aug2006, Vol. 1 Issue 26, p38
Academic Journal
The article depicts the life of the Bedouin of the Negev in southern Israel. Before the state of Israel was established, the Bedouin of the Negev were the vast majority of the population of the region and lived as nomadic pastoralists in the desert. Today, they live as internally displaced Israeli citizens on Israeli territory. They are prohibited from acquiring lands and from building houses. They face constant threats of demolition and prosecution for illegal use of state land.


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