Around 700 Bedouin women held a protest in Jerusalem

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    P F Tinmore Diamond Member

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    Around 700 Bedouin women held a protest in Jerusalem challenging the demolition of their villages by Israeli forces. They travelled to Jerusalem from the Negev desert in southern Israel, where they live in 'unrecognized' villages that have been razed multiple times since Israel was created in 1948.

    They gathered outside the Israeli Ministry of the Interior on Tuesday, after the destruction of al-Arakid village this past weekend, holding signs and chanting slogans. Even as the mid-day sun beat down, and the women maintained their daily Ramadan fast of no water and food from sunrise to sunset, they continued to chant and attempt to dialogue with employees entering and leaving the building.

    The women also submitted a letter of demands to the Israeli Interior Minister's advisor on minority affairs, Saeed Muadi. The demands included a recognition of their villages, and equal treatment under the law.

    Bedouin Women Hold Non-Violent Demo Against Razing Of Villages - International Middle East Media Center

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