Over the years, the United Nations has produced a number of human rights declarations and conventions, some of which Israel signed and ratified into law. Israel also embedded some of the international human rights in the State’s Basic Laws, such as The Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty, which protects a person from violations of his right to life, body or dignity. The Israeli courts also acknowledged human rights in its verdicts, such as the Right to Work.
Human rights are guaranteed to every person by virtue of their being human, irrespective of their ethnic identity, political status, religion or gender. However, the State of Israel does not guarantee or respect the human rights of the Negev/Naqab Bedouin people, but rather violates them on a daily basis.
On the occasion of International Day of Human Rights on December 10, 2019, NCF has chosen to publish a report focused on the violation of the various rights of the Bedouin community in the Negev/Naqab: rights to an adequate standard of living, water, sanitation, housing, development, health, education, and work. This report brings forth the various forms in which Israel violates the above rights.
Read NCF’s report