Israel’s Second-Class Citizens

John Glaser, April 03, 2012

Israeli authorities have basically ignored a court order in June 2011 to provide Bedouin communities with water, just as Jewish Israelis are. Electronic Intifada:

Between 80,000 and 90,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel live in unrecognized villages in the southern Negev, according to a report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. As a result of their unrecognized status, nearly every structure in these communities can be demolished at any time, and residents do not receive basic services from the state, including electricity, paved roads, healthcare facilities, schools and water.

These are the same groups that Israel recently sued for over $500,000, the claimed costs of demolishing their village each time the Bedouin rebuilt it. Israeli authorities had destroyed, and the Bedouin had rebuilt, the homes in al-Araqib more than 20 times.




4 Responses to “Israel’s Second-Class Citizens”

  1. It is amazing that a group who has so many employed in the law field just openly admits that they have no respect for the rule of law. Everyday there is more and more stories about open contempt for the Israel courts. Today I read that Bibi has over ruled the court and bibi has allowed the illegal settlers who are under court orders to leave but bibi has refused to evict the illegal settlers.
    Without honest courts what kind of nation exists?

  2. If it's a 'law' you don't like, ignore it. It's something learned at a mother's knee, so that the respect for laws that caused the holocaust will never do it again.

    See the numerous UN resolutions in regard to Israel.

  3. Israel supported Apartheid in South Africa for more than 50 years and even helped the regime build WMD that Mandela decided to send to the UK after he was released from prison.

    So, it's not a surprise that the Bedouins are treated like beasts by israhell.

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