A Bedouin tragedy, an Israeli tragedy
It's a mistake to think that the Negev Bedouin's problems can be solved by adjudicating claims over landownership. It will not raise their education level.
Every few weeks Israelis get a reminder of the difficult conditions under which the Negev Bedouin live. This time it was the tragic case of the two little Bedouin girls strangled to death in the “unrecognized” Negev settlement of Al-Fura’a. There was also the bank robbery in Be'er Sheva, where a Bedouin customer, Omar Walid, was immediately suspected by the police. Even though he was wounded, he was...
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