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Project “Hour Glass”: Building the Israel-Egypt border fence – Negev

The Israel-Egypt security fence, project name Hour Glass, is an attempt to stop illegal immigration of tens of thousands from Africa, terrorist infiltration and contraband smuggling into Israel. Now stretching 110Km aim is 230Km by December.

Egyptian military lookout post on Egyptian side of border adjacent to new Hour Glass fence erected on Israeli side. Negev, Israel. 3-Apr-2012.

General Eran Ophir, Head of Hour Glass Project Administration, surveys progress along the new Hour Glass security fence. Negev, Israel. 3-Apr-2012.

New “Hour Glass” Israel-Egypt border fence is 5 meters high and made of galvanized steel bars and mesh and reinforced with technical surveillance equipment. When completed it will stretch from the southern Gaza Strip to Eilat. Negev, Israel. 3-Apr-2012.

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Al-Arakib Bedouins Escalate Their Protest – Jerusalem

Bedouins of the unrecognized village of Al-Arakib in the Negev Desert escalate their protest against KKL and its intention to forcefully evict them from, what they call their own land, in favor of forestation. Jerusalem, Israel. 29th January 2012.

Bedouins of the unrecognized village of Al-Arakib in the Negev Desert escalate their protest ascending to Jerusalem to protest in front of the Keren Kayemet LeIsrael – Jewish National Fund offices. The KKL-JNF is a quasi-governmental, non-profit organization, founded in 1901 to buy and develop land in Ottoman Palestine and later the British Mandate for Palestine for Jewish settlement. The Bedouins demonstrate against the intention of KKL-JNF to forcefully evict them from, what they call their own land, in favor of forestation. Some 85,000 Bedouins reside in 36 unrecognized villages in the Negev Desert. Residents of Al-Arakib claim their village has already been demolished 35 times. The KKL-JNF has recently deployed bulldozers on site and seem ready for the next phase although Al-Arakib residents claim their plea is still being debated in court.

Sheik Sayach Al-Turi, of the unrecognized Bedouin village of Al-Arakib in the Negev Desert, protests against KKL and its intention to forcefully evict Al-Arakib residents from, what they claim is their land. Jerusalem, Israel. 29th January 2012.

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Bedouin Market Day – Beersheba

Every Thursday Bedouins and others congregate for Bedouin Market Day continuing a long tradition that has positioned Beersheba as the central place of commerce for Bedouins of the Negev Desert. Beersheba, Israel. 26th January 2012.

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Bedouins Protest Prawer Plan – Jerusalem

Bedouins Protest Prawer Plan

Thousands of Bedouins demonstrate opposite the Prime Minister's Office protesting the implementation of the Prawer Plan, suggesting relocation of 30,000 Bedouins from unrecognized villages in the Negev Desert into state planned towns. Jerusalem, Israel. 11th December 2011.

Bedouins Protest Prawer Plan

Thousands of Bedouins demonstrate opposite the Prime Minister's Office protesting the implementation of the Prawer Plan, suggesting relocation of 30,000 Bedouins from unrecognized villages in the Negev Desert into state planned towns. Jerusalem, Israel. 11th December 2011.

Bedouins Protest Prawer Plan

Thousands of Bedouins demonstrate opposite the Prime Minister's Office protesting the implementation of the Prawer Plan, suggesting relocation of 30,000 Bedouins from unrecognized villages in the Negev Desert into state planned towns. Jerusalem, Israel. 11th December 2011.

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