Update from Negev Coexistence Forum


  • Solidarity visit to villages affected by demolitions
  • Police violence in Bir Hadaj
  • New video from Al Arakib

Solidarity visit to villages affected by demolitions


Last Saturday, September 22, a group of Bedouin, Jewish and international activists conducted a solidarity visit to the villages of Wadi-Ari’ha and Abde, where houses were demolished last week.

Click here to read a summary of the visit, written by Haia Noach, NCF’s Executive Director (in Hebrew).

Police violence in Bir Hadaj

On Thursday, September 27, an animal pen was demolished in the village of Al-Zarnug.

The same day, one house was also demolished in the village of Bir Hadaj. The residents reported police violence during the demolition, including the firing of sponge bullets and other non-lethal weapons. According to village residents, at least four people were injured.

Click here for photos from the demolition in Bir Hadaj, and click here for more photos (via Panet website).

New video from Al Arakib

A new video from NCF’s video workshops — held with children and youth in the Bedouin village of Al-Arakib — is now online. The video was filmed by Alia Abu-Mdirem and it illustrates the bread-making process carried out by the women of the village.

To watch the video, click here.