• In this page you can find explanations to some of the major terms that keep appearing in the pages of the different villages:

      Unrecognized villages

      The unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev are villages that the state of Israel does not recognize and refers to them as a “diaspora” and sometimes as “illegal villages”. Amongst these villages are some villages which are historic villages since they exist in their location prior to the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Other  villages are in their present location as a result of villages which were destroyed in the 1950s and their residents have been ordered by the authorities to move from their original place to the new one (internally displaced)…

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      Recognized villages

      As of 1999 the state of Israel, in various government decisions, decided to recognize 11 Bedouin villages in the Negev. Until 2013 these villages were part of the Abu Basma Regional Council and following the split of Abu Basma Regional Council in 2013 these villages were split to two regional councils – Neve Midbar and Al-Kasum…

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      Be’er Sheva Metropolis Plan

      Regional outline plan number 23/4/4 is the regional outline plan for the northern Negev area. The outline plan was approved by the sub committee of the National Planning and building Council on 27 July 2010 and by the National Planning Council in July 2012 with its main goal being the doubling of the Negev population by the year 2020…

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      National Outline Plan for Forests and Afforestation

      National outline plan number 22 is the national outline plan which defines areas of planted forests or natural groves as nature reserves and adds open spaces where forests will be planted in the future. The plan which was approved in 1995 covers 1.62 million dunams, most of it in the northern Negev…

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