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Invitation to Demonstration in Be’er Sheva – 3.3, 10:45 am


Residents of ‘Atir and Umm al-Hiran and Supporters will March against the Demolition of their Villages on Thursday, March 3rd

Following the latest decision of the Israeli Supreme Court regarding the Bedouin unrecognized villages of ‘Atir and  Umm al-Hiran, rejecting the residents’ request for extended tribunal to discuss their case, the popular committee of the villages will hold a demonstration in the city of Be’er Sheva – demanding to stay in their place.

The meaning of the rejection is that both villages are in immediate threat of eviction and demolition. Tractors have already started working near the houses of Umm al-Hiran, building the new Jewish town of Hiran that is planned on top of the village. The village of ‘Atir is supposed to become part of the Yatir Forest, a JNF-KKL forest near the village.

The demonstration will take place on Thursday, March 3rd, at 10:45. The rally will start from the Be’er Sheva city market,  towards the Be’er Sheva Courthouse where a demonstration will be held at 11:30.

For more information*, footage, photos and interviews, please contact Michal Rotem – 054-5851700 michal@dukium.org.

For further info about the situation – read NCF’s new position paper – The Time has Come for Israel to Recognize the Bedouin Villages of ʿAtīr and Umm al-Ḥīrān

Read more about the village of Umm al-Hiran | Read more about the village of Atir

* If you would like to schedule a private tour in the villages, please contact Michal as well.


01-04-24 - 28.03 – Wādī al-Khālīl is an unrecognized village near Shoket Junction: A house was demolished and its residents were asked to relocate to a different city.

29-03-24 - 29.03 – Sa’wah: One building was demolished today

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