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  • US troubled by Israeli Demolitions of Illegal Palestinian Homes [Zechariah 12]

    08/21/2015 10:56:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/21/2015 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The United States said Thursday it was concerned by the number of illegal Palestinian residential structures Israel demolished this month in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. “We are also very troubled by the recent escalation of demolitions and evictions, which include the destruction of dozens of structures and the displacement of over 150 people in the West Bank and east Jerusalem this month alone,” US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby said on Thursday. “Such demolitions and evictions are harmful and provocative and indicative of a damaging trend, particularly given settlement-related activity and continued construction in the West Bank and...
  • Israel and Egypt forewarned of synchronized ISIS-Sinai assaults in both countries

    02/10/2015 5:40:24 AM PST · by tired&retired · 5 replies
    DEBKA ^ | February 9 2015 | DEBKA
    Intelligence gathered by Egypt and Israel attest to the former Ansar Bait al-Maqdis - now reborn as the Islamic State’s operational arm in Sinai – being well into advanced preparations for a large-scale terrorist offensive targeting Israel forces manning the Egyptian frontier, along with a string of Egyptian targets across Sinai up to and including the Suez Canal and Cairo. According to DEBKAfile’s counter-terrorism sources, the Islamist group was so elated by the outcome of its multiple attacks on Jan. 29, which left at least 40 Egyptian soldiers dead and more than 100 injured in Sinai and Suez towns, that...
  • Egypt takes aim at Hamas' terror tunnels

    11/19/2014 4:49:20 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 5 replies ^ | 11/19/2014 | Paul Alster
    Critics who think Israel is taking a heavy-handed approach in destroying Hamas terror tunnels should see what Egypt has in mind. Facing the same type of underground routes out of Gaza that allowed terrorists to mount attacks on Israel, Egypt is considering creating a huge, 1,000-meter buffer zone in the Sinai Peninsula – they have already evicted 10,000 people in the process of clearing the first 500 meters -- and digging a deep-water trench that would flood any future efforts to carve subterranean routes for smuggling weapons and terrorists in and out of Gaza. And unlike the fierce resistance and...
  • Fatah Exposes Hamas’s Trafficking Network to Europe

    09/17/2014 12:31:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 9/17/2014, 9:36 AM | Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction has exposed that Hamas is running a human trafficking network, smuggling Gaza residents to Europe for $2,000 to $3,500 per person. The charges come following reports that dozens of Palestinian Arabs drowned last week after leaving Gaza for Egypt, where they boarded an ill-fated ship bound for Europe that never reached its goal, reports Kol Yisrael (Israel Radio). Apparently Hamas used its hundreds of smuggling tunnels into the Sinai Peninsula to funnel the would-be immigrants out of Gaza and into Egypt; while an Egyptian siege limited the usage of those smuggling tunnels,...
  • MKs Hail Sisi's Offer of Palestinian State in Sinai Peninsula

    09/08/2014 3:13:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/14 | Hezki Ezra
    Jewish Home party chairwoman MK Ayelet Shaked responded Monday morning to reports that the Egyptian government had offered the Palestinian Authority a state extending from Gaza through the Sinai Peninsula, and called on Prime Minister Netanyahu to take it seriously. Aiming a barb at the Israeli Left, she said the initiative proved how out of touch they were. "If the report is indeed correct, the president of Egypt has managed to understand what the Left in Israel has refused to understand for decades." She asserted that the solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian "needs to be regional,...
  • Hamas slams Egyptian plan to create buffer zone with Gaza

    09/01/2013 1:45:29 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/01/2013 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Egyptians protest after homes demolished to create buffer zone; Hamas official says Egyptian move could "solidify the blockade." Egyptian soldiers keep guard in Sinai Photo: REUTERSThe Hamas government said Sunday it was "surprised" to hear that Egypt is planning to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip. Ehab Ghissin, spokesman for the Hamas government, said that there should be no buffer zones "between brothers and friendly countries." Ghissin expressed hope that the Egyptian move would not "solidify the blockade" and increase the suffering of the people in the Gaza Strip. He called for establishing a free...
  • Egypt army launches offensive against Sinai militants

    09/08/2013 5:02:26 AM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7 September 2013
    At least nine Islamist militants have been killed in a major offensive by the Egyptian army in Sinai, security officials have said. Eyewitnesses told the BBC that tanks and troops, backed by Apache helicopters, had struck the militants in towns along the Gaza Strip border. The operation is said to be the biggest of its kind in recent years in Sinai. Meanwhile, Egyptian soldiers defused mortars and other explosives found on a railway line near the Suez Canal. There have been frequent attacks on pipelines and security forces since the uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
  • Egypt launches controversial Peace Canal project canal [1997]

    08/03/2013 9:11:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | January 9, 1997 | Gayle Young
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak set off an explosion Thursday, launching an ambitious and controversial plan to make the Western Desert bloom with water channeled from the Nile River. When the canal is done, if all goes according to plan, water will wind its way 190 miles (310 kilometers) across the Western Desert to irrigate 500,000 acres (200,000 hectares) of virgin land. And, if all goes according to plan, the newly irrigated land will be populated by hundreds of thousands of people. The explosion Thursday was the first step in the construction on a pumping station that Egypt claims will be...
  • Egyptian General: Hamas Funded Sinai Attackers

    08/08/2012 7:18:12 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 07AUG12 | Daniel E. Rogell
    An Egyptian general is blaming Hamas and outsiders for funding 'global' jihadi groups in the Sinai Peninsula, including those that carried out Sunday's terror attack against an Egyptian army base, reported Arabic press agency al-Sharq al-Awsat. Terrorists ambushed and killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, then tried to drive hijacked military vehicles into Israel to continue the attack. Israeli military forces intercepted them, killing several terrorists. General Gamal Mazloum's comments, picked up by the Times of Israel, squarely contradict attempts by Hamas and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to blame Israel for the attack. They also demonstrate an Egyptian awareness of Hamas' long-term...
  • 'Egypt losing control of Sinai to Beduin'

    02/12/2011 5:53:25 PM PST · by Tigen · 80 replies
    JPost ^ | 2/13/11 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Israelis urged to return home for fear that peninsula will become launching pad for terror attacks as police abandon posts, facing increasing violence. Concern is mounting in Israel over reports that the Egyptian police force has abandoned the Sinai Peninsula in face of growing Beduin violence, and that the territory will turn into a breeding ground for global jihad. According to information that has arrived in Israel, Egyptian police authorities have abandoned dozens of police stations throughout the peninsula after they were attacked by Beduin armed with missiles and assault rifles. This concern was behind Israel’s decision two weeks ago...
  • Egypt Attacks May Indicate Emerging Sinai Bedouin Insurgency

    05/17/2006 2:26:29 PM PDT · by RepublicanRaderFan · 26 replies · 636+ views
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Focus ^ | May 17, 2006 | Chris Zambelis
    Egypt Attacks May Indicate Emerging Sinai Bedouin Insurgency By Chris Zambelis Egypt appears to have scored a number of successes in recent weeks in its war against Islamist militants. Counter-terrorist units and police converged on an olive grove in the mountainous area known as Gabal al-Arish on the outskirts of the northern Sinai coastal town of al-Arish last week after receiving a tip that members of the obscure Tawhid wal-Jihad (Monotheism and Struggle)—one of the main groups implicated in the deadly April attacks in Dahab and other strikes in Sinai—were hiding from the authorities (al-Sharq al-Awsat, May 9). After a...
  • Iranian and Syrian trainers killed by Israeli strike on Gaza missiles

    JERUSALEM — Israeli military intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin told the Cabinet last week that an air force strike killed several Iranian, Lebanese and Syrian instructors sent to improve Hamas's military and missile capabilities. An Israeli soldier in an armored army vehicle after an operation in the Gaza Strip on March 2. AP/Sebastian Scheiner Yadlin said the death of the instructors marked a serious blow to the Hamas regime. The air force strike took place on Feb. 28 in which five people were killed in a truck filled with more than 100 missiles in the Gaza Strip. Officials said...
  • Egypt court rules Hamas armed wing 'terror group'

    01/31/2015 7:35:48 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, declaring it a "terrorist" group, a judiciary official said. Since Egypt's military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the authorities have accused Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, of aiding jihadists who have increased their attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Saturday's court verdict followed a complaint from a lawyer accusing the Hamas armed wing of direct involvement in "terrorist operations" in the Sinai, a court official said. The lawyer also accused the movement of using tunnels under the...
  • News Flash: Bedouin-Arab Town Was Strongest Netanyahu Supporter in Elections [Israel]

    03/23/2015 12:08:55 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Monday, March 33, 2015 | Elder of Ziyon
    Deebo at Israellycool looks at some interesting statistics from the Israeli elections. One of the facts reported is that the most pro-Likud town in Israel is the village of All Naim, where 77% voted Likud. Al Naim is a Bedouin Arab town. Why did they vote for Bibi? NRG went there and asked. Until 1999 the Bedouin village was not known, and for years it waged a war against the Israeli authorities demanding recognition and minimum conditions for life such as electrical and sewage connections. In the past two years, things have changed dramatically. Now there is a paved main...
  • 10-Year-Old Girl Injured in Rocket Attack Fighting for Her Life

    07/14/2014 4:48:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/7/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Three people were seriously injured from rocket fire in Be'er Sheva on Monday, including two teenage sisters. The sisters, ages 10 and 13 respectively, were hit by shrapnel after a rocket landed in a Bedouin village close to Be'er Sheva. They were admitted to Soroka Medical Center shortly after the attack, according to Walla! News. One, 13 year-old Atil Alwakili, is in moderate condition; the other, 10 year-old Mar'am, is fighting for her life after suffering from shrapnel wounds to her stomach. An 81 year-old disabled man was also seriously injured in the attack. Magen David Adom (MDA) and Ichud...
  • ‘The Negev is a Powderkeg’

    12/03/2013 1:14:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/13 | Maayana Miskin
    The socio-economic gap between Jews and Bedouin has turned the Negev into “a powderkeg,” warned Sigal Moran, head of the Bnei Shimon regional council in the Negev, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. Moran suggested that the government start with the “carrot” of improved living conditions in authorized, planned cities before moving to the “stick” of destroying illegal encampments. “Let them improve the quality of life in the towns first… Then they can talk about evacuating unauthorized settlement,” she said. The government is planning to implement the “Prawer plan,” which will authorize many illegal Bedouin towns and expand existing Bedouin...
  • Islamic Movement: All Negev Lands Belong to Islam

    12/03/2013 6:40:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 12/3/2013, 3:43 PM | Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
    Leaders of the extremist Islamic Movement in Israel have claimed that Muslim MKs and other communal leaders took part in Saturday’s “Day of Rage” against the Prawer plan, which resettles Bedouin squatters to legal territories in the Negev. In an official statement released earlier this week, the movement blessed the violent protesters, calling them “heroes” for their “honorable battle stance” against the “fascist” Israeli government. The movement claims that Israel is “racist” for trying to “expel the Arabs from the Negev and confiscate the their land.” …
  • Egypt planning $1 bln tunnel under Suez Canal

    07/12/2010 11:06:07 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, July 12, 2010 | ???
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt plans to build a $1 billion tunnel under the Suez Canal at Port Said and will begin seeking finance as soon as the designs are completed, Al-Akhbar newspaper on Monday quoted the investment minister as saying. The tunnel, to be built 19 km (12 miles) south of the Canal's northern entrance, will have 3 passageways, one for rail and two for cars, the newspaper quoted Mahmoud Mohieldin as telling a conference in Dahab in the eastern Sinai Peninsula. The conference was called to discuss investment in the cities along the canal and in the Sinai, which...
  • Tortured in the Sinai: 'I Was Hanged for Days' (Christians Tortured)

    07/10/2013 11:04:15 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | 11 July 13 | Chris Mitchell
    By Chris Mitchell, Middle Eastern Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, Israel -- From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale. It's no secret. The trade reaps millions of dollars and deals with human misery. It could be stopped but so far no one has dared. "By that time I had lost sense (sensation) in both my hands," an Eritrean torture victim told CBN News. "It was a result of the accumulated torture but mainly because (both) of my wrists were tied up so tightly, (and I was)...
  • The Film Class (Black Slaves under Muslim Palestinians)

    05/21/2012 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Righting · 14 replies
    PetachTikvaMuseum ^ | February 9, 2012
    The Film Class, Uri Rosenwaks, current exhibitions, (Petach Tikva Museum) 9 Feb 2012 – The community of black Bedouins ("Afro-Bedouins") in the desert town of Rahat faces racial and class discrimination deeply rooted in the social conventions of the traditional Bedouin community in the Negev. The black Bedouins' roots lie in East Africa, where they were captured by Arab slave traders and sold in the markets of Zanzibar and Saudi Arabia to white Bedouin tribes. These markets operated until the early 20th century; many of those abducted and their offspring continued to serve as slaves in Palestine until 1948 (when...
  • French Tourist Gunned Down in Sinai

    01/28/2012 3:48:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Egyptian security officials reported a Bedouin man shot and killed a French tourist Saturday in the Sinai, in an apparent act of retribution after clashes with police. According to the online Egyptian Independent, Alexander Crister, 42, suffered multiple gunshot wounds after a man, distraught over the death of his relative in an anti-drugs raid, opened fire at random toward tourists. Yousef Abu Khashm died and three policemen sustained injuries in a series of raids on areas suspected to be linked with the narcotics trade in Hay Bader, Toshky and al-Tour, the police confirmed. The wounded police officers were identified as...
  • 7 Jewish girls abducted by Bedouin in the Negev last month, at least one raped

    12/26/2011 10:49:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Israel Matsav ^ | 12/26/11 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    The girls in this picture have no connection to this story. In fact, it's a sad comment on the state of our people that when I did a Google image search for 'Jewish girls' (no quotation marks), every one that came up before this one was arguably pornographic. Seven Jewish girls between the ages of 11-18 have been abducted in the past month by Bedouin men in southern Israel. At least one was raped. Seven victims last month alone are aged 11-18. These are only cases that were reported to police but many others are believed to have taken place...
  • Islamic-Arab racist enslavers: 'Got Africans organs for a $1,000 a piece!!!'

    12/18/2011 4:33:04 PM PST · by Milagros · 28 replies
    CNN programming | 2011
    In a program called: 'Death in the Desert,' CNN docunmented (Nov. 2011): African [mostly Sudanese and Eritrean] refugees, who are escaping in order to get to (democratic and free) Israel, in crossing the Sinai desert, they are raped, tortued, murdered, organs sold by Arab [Egyptian Bedouins, some activities linked to "Palestinians" in Gaza] enslavers. An Egyptian eyewitness described their plight, [more] 'Worse' than slavery. The Egyptian doctors buy from the Sawarka tribe for 1,000 to 2,000 dollars an organ. Thousands have died, many of electrecution and of 'failed' organ harvesting. Egyptian police have not made one single arrest. Worse thing...
  • ‘Help the Bedouin Go Back Where They Came From’ Says Rabbi Lior

    07/22/2011 8:45:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    "Israel should help pay the Bedouin to move back where they came from – Libya and Saudi Arabia", said Kiryat Arba-Hevron Rabbi Dov Lior at the fourth annual Ramle Conference Tuesday. "There is land available in Saudi Arabia and Libya. They have enough land. But if we leave them here, where they work against the People and State of Israel, we are creating a problem with no solution”, according to Rabbi Lior. The Bedouin population in the Negev, aided by Israel’s relaxation of laws against polygamy in favor of Bedouins, has shot up from slightly more than 10,000 in 1948...
  • Kuwait stateless demand rights

    02/21/2011 6:54:17 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Arab News ^ | Monday, February 21, 2011 | David E. Miller / The Media Line
    ...The number of Bedouin, an Arabic abbreviation of Bidoon Jinsiyah or "without citizenship," is estimated at between 100,000 and 120,000 in a population of 2.8 million. Mostly descendants of Bedouin nomads who failed to apply for citizenship when Kuwait passed its citizenship law in 1959, the Bedouin cannot legally work in Kuwait and are denied health care, public education and access to courts. They are also denied a piece of the huge largesse that comes from the country's oil resources. The government requires them to relinquish citizenship claims in order to receive birth, marriage or death certificates, Human Rights Watch...
  • Bedouin tribes accuse Jordan's Queen Rania of corruption

    02/15/2011 3:51:45 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Tuesday 15 February 2011 14.03 GMT | Laurent Zecchini
    In an unprecedented move the leaders of Jordan's main Bedouin tribes have published an open letter addressed to King Abdullah II accusing his wife, Queen Rania, of corruption. The text, released on 5 February, is signed by 36 representatives of the main Bedouin tribes. It comes at a particularly difficult time for the king, whose authority has been sapped by the growing discontent voiced by demonstrators. ... The letter makes no direct reference to the issue of the country's fragile ethnic balance, but claims that the queen, of Palestinian parentage, has created centres of power serving her own interests. This...
  • Bedouin Arms Smugglers See Opening in Sinai

    02/06/2011 9:49:50 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/7/2011 | Matt Bradley and Davit Mitnick
    Israeli officials are nervously watching events in Egypt's sparsely populated Sinai Peninsula, worried that a power vacuum in Cairo and the withdrawal of police forces will embolden the Bedouin tribes who help smuggle weapons to Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. In a sign of the rising tensions, Bedouin in the northern Sinai on Friday used rocket-propelled grenades to attack the headquarters of Egypt's state security in El Arish, a town close to Egypt's border crossing into Gaza, according to witnesses. Israel's fear is that with Egypt's police having all but disappeared from the peninsula—after police were asked to step...
  • Young Israelis of the year: Yoel Zilberman, 25: Militiaman

    12/13/2010 9:18:05 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Yoel Zilberman, 25, the founder and leader of the New Guardsmen, was born and raised in Moshav Tzipori in Lower Galilee. The son of a third-generation cattle breeder, he grew up witnessing the escalating struggles between the region's farmers and herders and local criminal gangs who invaded their grazing lands, sabotaged their equipment and ran a protection racket. At 20, while still a soldier on active duty, Zilberman learned that his father was on the verge of going out of business, unable to maintain the ever-rising cost of securing his property.
  • The Failure of Long Range Planning

    08/07/2010 12:22:07 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies
    The Failure of Long Range Planning by Ari Bussel In 2000 Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Barak (today’s Defense Minister) orchestrated a sudden withdrawal from Lebanon in compliance with UN Resolution 245 (1978). Upon completion, PM Barak stated: “From now on, the government of Lebanon is accountable for what takes place within its territory, and the Lebanese and Syrian governments are responsible for preventing acts of terror or aggression against Israel, which is from today deployed within its borders.” As the attacks from Lebanon were playing out this week, Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Head of Opposition (former Foreign...
  • Bedouin Rapists Get Off Easy Due to 'Reconciliation' Between Families

    04/26/2009 4:00:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 492+ views
    ynet ^ | 04.26.09 | Ilana Curiel
    Three men receive just 10-33 month sentences after repeatedly raping young Bedouin womanA plea bargain granting three convicted rapists jail sentences of just 10-33 months was approved by Beersheba's District Court Sunday. The prosecution offered the defendants the bargain after 'reconciliation' was declared between their families and that of their Bedouin victim. "The plaintiff is currently married and has no interest in coming to testify in court," explained a representative for the prosecution. "There has been reconciliation between the families involved, so she is not interested in financial compensation." The original indictment against A, a 29-year old resident of the...
  • Family keeps name private of IDF tracker slain on Gaza border

    01/30/2009 2:09:59 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 28/01/2009 | Yuval Azoulay
    The name of the 23-year-old Israel Defense Forces NCO killed Tuesday near the Gaza border was not released to the press, at the request of the family. A mourning tent was erected at the entrance to the neighborhood of the Bedouin town in which he lived, with many of the residents coming to pay their condolences to the family. He was buried in the local cemetery, with many members of the Bedouin community attending. The soldier is survived by his wife and two children. He served as a tracker with the Desert Patrol Battalion of the Givati Brigade. Friends of...
  • Inequality before the law--non-enforcement of law toward Israeli Arabs and Palestinian Arabs

    12/16/2008 5:04:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-16-08 | CAROLINE GLICK
    People who are concerned about maintaining the rule of law in Israel have great reason for worry these days. The sine qua non of a society ruled by law is the principle of equality under the law. In a society governed by the rule of law, individual citizens can trust that the state's law enforcement arms will treat them in the same manner as their fellow citizens. When instead, a society's law enforcement arms determine how a citizen will be treated on the basis of his or her political convictions, religious orientation or any other extraneous factor, then the rule...
  • 8,000 Beduins stake their claim as the lost tribe of Barack Obama

    11/12/2008 3:05:36 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 39 replies · 1,419+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | Nov.13, 2008
    He has a host of relatives in exotic locations from Hawaii to Kenya, and during his run for the American presidency he discovered that he had an aunt living in Boston. Now Barack Obama is being claimed by not one but as many as 8,000 Beduin tribesmen in northern Israel. Although the spokesman for the lost tribe of Obama has yet to reveal the documentary evidence that he says he possesses to support his claim, people are flocking from across the region to pay their respects to the “Beduin Obama”, whose social standing has gone through the roof. “We knew...
  • Report: Galilee Bedouin claim Obama as lost member of tribe

    11/13/2008 9:19:23 AM PST · by Karliner · 15 replies · 648+ views
    Ha aretz ^ | 13-11-08 | Ha aretz service
    About 8,000 Bedouin living in the Galilee are claiming U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as a lost member of their tribe, The Times of London reported on Thursday. The tribe, based in the northern village of Bir al-Maksour, has not yet produced evidence of the so-called family connection. Local council member Abdul Rahman Sheikh Abdullah told The Times they have withheld the claims until now so as not to intervene in the election campaign. "We knew about it years ago but we were afraid to talk about it because we didn't want to influence the election," Abdullah told The Times. "We...
  • Al Qaeda's Influence Grows in Israel; Israeli Bedouin Indicted

    08/23/2008 8:37:03 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 153+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 08/22/08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and police brought charges on Friday against a Be'er Sheva area Bedouin was who was arrested four weeks ago for plotting to contact Al Qaeda terrorists and suggesting to a friend to carry out a suicide bombing. A gag order on the arrest was lifted Friday. The friend turned down his proposal to carry out an attack. The terrorist was identified as Abu Rakik, a 24-year-old former student at a technological college and a resident of the Bedouin town of Tel Sheva, near Be'er Sheva. He allegedly tried to contact a Gaza terrorist linked with...
  • Car of Bedouin woman who lit Independence Day torch set on fire

    05/09/2008 2:13:40 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 93+ views
    YNet ^ | 05.09.08 | Yonat Atlas
    Sana Elbaz, the daughter of a Bedouin family from Tel Sheva who lit a celebratory torch at Israel's 60th anniversary ceremony in Jerusalem, saw her car set ablaze by unknown persons outside of her house on Thursday night. A molotov cocktail was also thrown at her door, but her house remained undamaged. Elbaz was watching TV late on Thursday when she heard the sound of glass breaking outside of her home. She alerted her neighbors, who helped to put out her blazing car, and called the police and her husband. "The first thing that had crossed my mind when I...
  • Disgruntled Bedouins fire at Gazans

    01/28/2008 2:01:06 PM PST · by Cecily · 27 replies · 55+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 28, 2008
    Armed Egyptian Bedouins opened fire in the air to warn away Palestinians, highlighting growing anger over food shortages and price rises triggered by the breaching of the border wall with Gaza, witnesses said. The confrontation in the town of al-Joura occurred as residents on the Egyptian side of the border said shops had run out of goods since hundreds of thousands of Palestinians poured into Egypt when Hamas blew up the wall last week. "The stores are empty and what is available is so expensive," said Youssef Ali, a Bedouin in the divided border town of Rafah. "The Bedouins are...
  • Jordanian Charged in Honor Killing of Dating Daughter

    01/08/2008 6:58:43 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 15 replies · 136+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 08, 2008 | AP Staff
    AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian man was charged Tuesday with premeditated murder for allegedly killing his 30-year-old daughter because she was dating, government officials said. The man was arrested near the Israeli border after Monday's killing, and will be detained for 14 days for questioning, said an official close to the investigation. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. The suspect, whose name was not released, confessed to the crime and told authorities he had "cleansed" his family's honor, according to a police official who requested anonymity in line with police regulations. The father suspected his...
  • Bedouin Culture In Egypt Dying In Drought

    07/11/2007 3:10:40 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 608+ views
    VOA News ^ | 7-10-2007 | Cache Seel
    Bedouin Culture in Egypt Dying in Drought By Cache Seel Shalatin, Egypt 10 July 2007 Facing Drought and the loss of grazing land for their herds, many Bedouin of southeastern Egypt are giving up their traditional lifestyle. The Egyptian Government and aid organizations have stepped in to help, but critics claim they are doing more harm than good. Reporter Cache Seel has details from Shalatin. The sword dance of the Ababda is performed in celebrations and is used to welcome guests. Two men with swords and shields dance in a circle around each other to a drum beat while the...
  • Saving A Treasured Trove, Ever So Slowly

    02/05/2007 1:36:33 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 380+ views
    LAT ^ | 2-5-2007 | Suzanne Muchnic
    Saving a treasured trove, ever so slowlyAncient manuscripts from Mt. Sinai move into the digital age with the help of a Bedouin camel driver's son. By Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer SINAI, Egypt — On a refreshingly cool morning, before the sun drenches every exposed grain of sand in this vast desert, Hemeid Sobhy sets out on foot from the Bedouin village where he lives with his parents and sisters. Neatly dressed in jeans, sport shirt and sturdy sandals, he walks 40 minutes to the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine. He passes through a narrow door in the monastery's thick...
  • IDF officer gets 15 years for espionage

    06/18/2006 6:50:17 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 11 replies · 544+ views
    JPost ^ | 18 jun 06 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Lt.-Col. Omar el-Hayeb, a senior Beduin military officer, was sentenced Sunday by a special military court to 15 years in prison for spying on Israel on Hizbullah's behalf. El-Hayeb, who was arrested in October 2002, was convicted of espionage, contact with a foreign agent and drug dealing but was acquitted of a charge of treason. El-Hayeb, 43, denied spying for Hizbullah guerrillas in Lebanon, and accused the military court in Tel Aviv of racism after the sentence was handed down. "I didn't confess, I won't confess," el-Hayeb told reporters. "I didn't do anything. The only reason they are coming after...
  • Introducing Israel's first Bedouin woman doctor

    06/14/2006 1:40:34 PM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 441+ views
    YNet ^ | June 14, 2006 | Anat Bershkovsky
    Dr. Rania Okabi who graduated from Ben Gurion medicine school Wednesday, is the first woman physician in her community. While proud to set an example for younger girls, she also worries her profession may reduce her chances of finding a husband Among the 58 graduates of the Ben Gurion University Medical School who received their doctoral degrees Wednesday, Rania Okabi (26) stood out as the first Bedouin woman in the country to become a physician. Dr. Okabi, who specialized in gynecology and obstetrics at the Rambam Hospital in Haifa in the past year, hopes that her achievement will set an...
  • Beduin woman stabbed abusive husband

    04/11/2006 9:57:40 AM PDT · by Alouette · 14 replies · 803+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 11, 2006
    A 24-year-old Beduin woman from a village in the south of Israel turned herself in to the Beersheba police on Tuesday morning after stabbing her husband, 27, to death Monday. The woman told police that she and her five children had suffered years of abuse by her husband. She added that Monday night, her husband had complained that one of their young children was making noise and disturbing his sleep. The woman told police that her husband had threatened that if she did not soothe the child, he would strangle both of them. After the husband fell asleep, the woman...
  • U.S. Soldiers Provide Tents to Bedouin Families

    02/22/2006 6:48:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 368+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | Sgt. David Bill
    U.S. Soldiers Provide Tents to Bedouin Families U.S. troops from the 48th Brigade Combat Team and the 406th Corps Support Battalion deliver tents to replace homes lost in a recent winter storm. By U.S. Army Sgt. David Bill 48th Brigade Combat Team BASE CAMP ADDER, AN NASIRIYA, Iraq, Feb. 22, 2006 — U.S. soldiers from the 48th Brigade Combat Team and the 406th Corps Support Battalion delivered large tents to five local Iraqi Bedouin families who lost their homes during a recent winter storm which brought high winds and heavy rains to the area. "You [coalition forces] saved me...
  • Bedouin Wanders Across Biblical Manuscript

    07/15/2005 9:24:34 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,441+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | 7-15-2005
    Bedouin wanders across Biblical manuscript Fragments of a Biblical manuscript dating back to the last Jewish revolt against Roman rule in 135 AD Judaea, have been uncovered near the Dead Sea. After four decades with a dearth of new finds, archaeologists had resigned themselves to believing the desert caves in the modern-day West Bank had already yielded all their secrets from the Roman era. "It's simply sensational, a dream come true," archaeology professor Hanan Eshel, a Biblical specialist at Israel's Bar Ilan University, said. For the past 20 years, he has scoured the Judaean desert around the Dead Sea, overturning...
  • The London bombings and "Resistance against what?"

    07/14/2005 6:12:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 442+ views
    mesopotamian ^ | July 08, 2005
    Friday, July 08, 2005 æÇáÇÚÑÇÈ ÃÔÏ ßÝÑÇ æäÝÇÞÇ Friends, Translation of the above words from the holy Koran, may come as a surprise to you : “And the A’arab are the worst in Kufr [ faithlessness ] and hypocrisy”. The A’arab are the nomadic Arabs. This is the judgment of the Koran of the Muslims itself concerning the Bedouin nomadic mentality. Let us use the name Al-Qaeda to symbolize this murderous frame of mind which is plaguing the world right now. It is the living embodiment of the worst of all that is evil in the Arab Bedouin genetic subconscious....
  • 'Fire back if needed': New edict allows Bedouin (IDF) soldiers to kill settlers who attack them

    03/02/2005 6:46:26 PM PST · by anotherview · 14 replies · 685+ views
    Yediot Aharanot ^ | 3 March 2005 | Ronny Sofer
    'Fire back if needed' New edict allows Bedouin soldiers to kill settlers who attack them; move comes in the wake of reports that rabbis permit targeting non-Jewish soldiers By Ronny Sofer TEL AVIV - A leading Bedouin cleric has issued a religious edict allowing Bedouin soldiers to kill anyone who attempts to harm them in the process of settlement evacuation, Channel 2 reported Wednesday. "Whoever attempts to harm Bedouin soldiers…shouldn't think they would just stand there and do nothing," said Sheikh Kamal Abu Nadi, whose rulings are respected by families whose sons serve in the IDF. Notably, Druze, Bedouin, and...
  • Number of Muslim, Christian Arab volunteers in IDF growing

    12/30/2004 2:30:04 AM PST · by cfhBAMA · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Haaretz ^ | December 30, 2004 | Amos Harel
    The deaths of five soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces' Desert Reconnaissance Unit (the so-called Bedouin unit) in an attack on an army outpost near Rafah earlier this month drew public attention to the service of Bedouin in the IDF. However, the reports on the incident paid little attention to the fact that most of the dead were not Bedouin: Three of the five soldiers killed were Muslim Arabs from villages in the Galilee and Triangle, who had volunteered for military service. Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon paid condolence visits to the three families - the first such visits by...
  • Five Bedouin Unit Soldiers Killed in Arab Tunnel Attack

    12/13/2004 12:11:27 PM PST · by Alouette · 8 replies · 534+ views
    The five were killed yesterday afternoon in a well-planned and multi-pronged attack on an army post on the Israeli-Egyptian border. A high-level security meeting is planned. The attack came just as Israel's plans to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza appear closer than ever to fruition, as plans for a national unity government proceed apace. The murderous bombing-shelling bombardment supports claims by military sources that the "disengagement" plan currently on the table would give a "back wind" to terrorism. IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon said two years ago that abandoning Netzarim, a pioneering Jewish town in Gaza, would give a...
  • Bereaved Beduin father: 'Everyone should join IDF'

    12/13/2004 7:30:43 AM PST · by anotherview · 11 replies · 655+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 13 December 2004 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Dec. 13, 2004 11:00 | Updated Dec. 13, 2004 16:11 Bereaved Beduin father: 'Everyone should join IDF' By JPOST.COM STAFF "My son loved the army and loved what he did in the army," said Yosef Jaja, the father of Sgt. Sayid Jaja, 19, who was killed Sunday evening in the deadly attack on an IDF position near the Rafah crossing. Four other soldiers, all from the Beduin Desert Battalion, were killed in the attack. "Sayid believed that if we live in this country we should both give to it and receive from it. That's what all of my children believe...