Israeli’s plan to remove tens of thousands of Bedouins from their ancestral villages and resettle them in specially designed towns is meeting resistance. Israel’s Bedouin, who have been living in the Negev since the 7th Century, do not want to move. And that is increasingly becoming a problem, not only for the Bedouin themselves, but also for the Israeli government. This unpopular plan is now causing riots which you can see here. These protests are getting bigger, and they are attracting more attention. Recently, more than 1,000 largely Arab protesters, many of them bused in from towns and cities across the country, held demonstrations against the so-called “Prawer plan”, which, if implemented, will lead to the removal of between 40,000 and 70,000 Bedouin people – depending on who you ask – from 35 of their traditional villages.
Alkhaimah.org established as a registered, non-profit organization in 2002 by concerned, Bedouin local residents as a response to years of continuous neglect by both the Taibeh Municipality and the Israeli government. Based on the belief that every child has the right to receive proper education and equal opportunity to develop his or her skills, Alkhaimah is creating viable solutions for advancing the scholastic ability of each student. Here today at Coop.org, they have created a crowd funding campaign to help raise money for Girls Educational Empowerment. You can learn more about how to follow and support them here http://www.coop.org/projects/girls-educational-empowerment/ .