Mother and daughter in Al Arakib who have lost their home to Israeli demolitions (photo: Mya Guarnieri)

Where is the Bedouin Intifada?

CounterPunch, February 9, 2012 As Israel steps up its expansionist policies both inside and outside the Green Line, the Bedouin community has come under particularly intense pressure. Inside of Israel, the state seeks to Judaize the Negev (Naqab) desert. This “development” includes last  year’s Prawer plan which recommends that Israel relocate some 30,000-40,000 Bedouin citizens, …

Israel declares war on its own people

Al Jazeera English, October 14, 2010 You could easily miss the thin, gravel road that leads to Al Arakib, a Bedouin village in the north Negev. It’s a bit ironic, given the enormity of the struggle there and its deep implications for the Jewish state. Israeli forces have razed the village five times since late …