Join Meretz USA in helping end the destruction of Bedouin villages in Israel
Meretz USA is co-sponsoring a petition to end the destruction of Bedouin Villages in Israel with the Jewish Alliance for Change, Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, and the Shalom Center.
As American Jews and others who care deeply for Israel, we join with many Israelis, both Jewish and Arab, in raising our voices in protest at the destruction of the Bedouin village of Al-Arakib in the Negev and the forcible removal by some 1,500 Israeli police of over 300 Bedouin Israeli citizens – mostly children – leaving them homeless, expelled from their land, and bereft of their possessions.
Over 1,000 Israelis have already signed a Hebrew petition to Prime Minister Netanyahu, to be delivered to him on August 10, calling for an end to the destruction of Bedouin villages in Israel and a just and comprehensive solution to the plight of Israel’s Bedouin Palestinian Arab citizens in the Negev. We join them in solidarity.
Sign the petition here.
Learn more about the issue:
AJEEC: Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation
The Regional Council for the Unrecognized Villages in the Negev
BBC Expose: Land struggle of Israel’s Bedouin
The Bedouins in Israel’s Negev Desert: Ubiquitous yet Invisible to the Dominant Society
Israeli police raze Bedouin village for third time
The Associated Press
Police clash with Bedouin attempting to rebuild razed unrecognized village
Israel police raze ‘illegal’ Bedouin village in Negev
Israel criticised over demolition of ‘unrecognised’ Bedouin villages
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