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Bedouins Fight Israel's Efforts to Move Them

The state of Israel recently bulldozed and razed two Bedouin villages in the Negev desert, calling the shanty towns illegal and unauthorized.

Yet despite the prospects of more demolitions, Israel's Bedouin are fiercely resisting efforts to move them into government-sponsored townships, which would mean giving up their traditional herding and farming lifestyle.

The government-made Bedouin townships are the poorest cities in all of Israel, with some of the highest unemployment and lowest school achievement rates.


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