Power of Story
Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (2 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   No comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

Human Rights Get Short Shrift in Israel

By       Message Stephen Lendman     Permalink
      (Page 3 of 7 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page.
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Supported 2   Valuable 2   Must Read 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 12/26/12

Author 194
Become a Fan
  (191 fans)
- Advertisement -

Most Bedouins were expelled from the Negev in 1948. Some lived on Israeli declared land. Others lived on private Palestinian land.

Twenty Bedouin communities living in the E1 corridor now face eviction. Whether or not construction begins, Israel wants them out.

- Advertisement -

About 2,300 people are affected. They have no say. Israel freely violates their rights. They're removed at the whim of ruthless authorities. They're prevented from building permanent housing or connecting to essential infrastructure. 

They're dispossessed on their own with no rights. ACRI calls Netanyahu's Bedouin policies particularly harsh and discouraging. 

- Advertisement -

Around 160,000 Bedouins live in Israel. Over half live in so-called unrecognized villages. Around 35 communities are affected. They're denied schools, healthcare, running water, electricity, paved roads, postal service, and other vital services.

Most are deeply impoverished. They struggle daily to get by. Israel's Prawer Plan intends greater harshness. Forced displacement will affect tens of thousands of Israeli citizens.

It's a significant blow to justice. It facilitates state-sponsored discrimination. It spurns fundamental rights. It summarily disenfranchises long neglected people who deserve better.

- Advertisement -

It contradicts Goldberg Commission findings. They called Bedouin treatment unjust and ineffective. It recommended injustices be corrected by recognizing their communities as they exist.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7

 

- Advertisement -

Supported 2   Valuable 2   Must Read 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Planning Now

Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America

America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine Alert