A Palestinian Tribe Is Uprooted for the Seventh Time

On six occasions Israel has expelled the Ka’abneh tribe from the lands it has lived on since it was first expelled in 1948. Last week, it was forced to uproot again, this time after being terrorized by settlers. Shepherd families without homes, without flocks

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Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy

Seventeen families, 120 souls, in search of a home. This week they were joined by other families, and the number of homeless among them will rise to 140. Their children’s school, which they built with much toil, is now shuttered and unlikely to reopen. Their 3,000 sheep also remained behind – there is no place to move them to from their present pastures. Their owners may thus have no choice but to sell them and thereby eliminate their one source of income, which is also their way of life.

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