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    • Chaim Ben Kahan
    • 22.10.11 | 07:07 (IST)

    George clearly is unfamiliar with the Bedouin people, have not experienced them, and have spent time with them. You read into what I wrote or perhaps was unclear. I meant that Bedouin are not so much lawless, as they follow their own laws and yes they do not regard property, land in the same way the rest of us do. They are nomadic, and for example traditionally they do not even have fixed grave sites, but bury their dead in the desert. They squat land on believing it's part of life, but this is not compatible with modern day laws regarding property. A compromise must be made.

    from the article: Israeli plan to relocate 30,000 Bedouin a gross injustice, say researchers
    First published 12:33 21.10.11 | Last updated 12:33 21.10.11
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