MK Said al-Harumi
(1972 – 2021)
Partners for Progressive Israel is saddened to hear of the untimely death of Ra’am MK Said al-Harumi (49). Hailing from the Bedouin heartland in the Negev Desert, Al-Harumi was at the forefront of the Bedouin society’s struggle against home demolitions, as well as its struggle for the recognition of unrecognized villages in the Negev. Speaking at the inaugural session of Israel-Palestine Symposium 2021, entitled Voices from the Governing Coalition, he was convinced that his people would benefit by engaging with the wider Israeli society and joined the government. Our condolences to his family and the people of the Negev.