For Israeli Bedouin, it's sink or swim
The recent drowning of three brothers in Ashkelon reflects the reality that the 200,000 Bedouin living in the Negev don't have a single swimming pool - not to mention other municipal services.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a phone call last week to Hassan a-Sariya to express his condolences for the terrible tragedy he suffered. Sariya's three sons were swept away and drowned at an Ashkelon beach during the Passover vacation. The event briefly shocked the Israeli public out of its indifference – before it clucked its tongue and reminded itself, “This is how things are with the...
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