The West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar received a temporary respite this week from seemingly inevitable demolitions.
'If it turns out that there were errors here or that it wasn’t an attack, then the system must learn from it,' Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan says.
Conflict with Arabs is the lifeblood of the fourth Netanyahu government, the justification for its existence. That’s why ministers vie with each other to nurture it.
While probes into the Israeli Bedouin killed by police last month have been swift, similar cases have been characterized by foot-dragging, snafus and concealing information from the public.
In view of the incitement and lies these two spread immediately after the events in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, whose houses were all destroyed, they can no longer remain in office.
Israeli security officials were quick to call the January incident which saw a police officer killed a terrorist attack, but an investigation is set to prove otherwise.
Netanyahu and security officials were quick to call the incident a terrorist attack, but an investigation is set to prove otherwise. Findings are 'not good for police,' legal experts say.
Yakub Abu al-Kiyan was shot dead by the police in January at a protest during which his car plowed into police officer Erez Levi.
Israel has avoided large-scale evacuation of Palestinians in Area C, partly because of the involvement of European and American diplomats.
While officials hope the closure will boost Be'er Sheva's other market, locals are split on the issue, with some fearing the loss of an important piece of Bedouin identity in the city.