Israel Government Retaliating Against Violent Bedouin Protests With Harsh Detention

Three weeks after demonstrations against resettlement turned violent, minors are still held under arrest in what some call an "unjustifiable act of revenge".

The continued detention of Bedouin youths who were arrested during a violent protest three weeks ago is unjustified and aberrant, according to attorneys for the accused. The protest was incited in response to the government's plan to legalize some unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev while forcing residents of others to move.