Tuesday, June 26, 2007

OK Mr "Middle East Peace Envoy" Blair, what are you going to do about this?

The Government of Israel have demolished 25 homes of Bedouins in the Negev, in the village of Attir Im el Hiran leaving over 150 men women and children homeless in the scorching desert.

The government of Israel moved the family of Abu el -Qian away from their ancestral lands in 1956, and placed them where they are now in the village of Im el Hiran. Now the government wants to relocate them again so that in the place of their village the government can build a Jewish village. But the people are not moving fast enough for the government authorities. Two years ago they received demolition orders. Last night the authorities were at their home, enjoying true Bedouin hospitality a lamb was slaughtered, with the understanding that this morning the people will be willing to sign a compensation agreement and move. Instead of an agreement, instead of compensation, they received bulldozers and demolitions. The government does not supply alternative accommodation, they have nowhere to go, so now hundreds are homeless in the Israeli desert.

For more information contact: Yeela Raanan, RCUV.

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