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Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality
פורום דו-קיום בנגב לשוויון אזרחי
منتدى التعايش السلمي في النقب من أجل المساواة المدنية

NCF to the Ministry of Communication: Connect the unrecognized villages to internet and cellular infrastructure immediately

06.05.2020

In response to the previous letter NCF sent to the Ministry of Communication, the Ministry implied that they are working towards improving the communication infrastructural in Bedouin communities in the Naqab, especially in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

However, as far as NCF is aware, the solutions offered does not concern the unrecognized villages. For this reason, on the 03.05.2020, NCF sent an additional letter to the Ministry of Communication, demanding the immediate provision of cellular and internet services to more than 90,000 Bedouin citizens living in unrecognized villages, so that they, much like any other citizen of Israel, can enjoy basic communication services.

Photo by: Sundos Al Nabari, a student at Sami Shimon College, from the unknown village of Tal ʿArād:

Demolitions

24-06-20 - Bīr al-Ḥamām, an unrecognized village located north of route 25. Two houses were demolished by authorities.

18-06-20 - az-Zarnūg, an unrecognized village located near the Bedouin township of Šgīb as-Salām (Segev Shalom). Two houses and one animal pen were demolished by authorities.

All Demolitions