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Stop Persecuting the Bedouins in Israel!
Dear Friends,
With the help of Care2, we (Recognition Forum) made this petition. The current Israeli government is planning to move out more than 30.000 bedouins from their homes and villages in order to squeeze them in to towns.

We have to remember that in 2011 there was dramatic escalation in the destruction of beduin houses i the Negev; more than 1000 houses destroyed that year alone.
We ask you to sign our petition in order to help our struggle for basic human rights for the bedouins in Israel.

Below is the text of the petition and the link to Care2`s website where you can sign it. Please also forward to others.

Thank you and all the best!
Amos Gvirtz amosg@shefayim.org.il

Stop Persecuting the Bedouins in Israel!
Target: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister
Sponsored by: Recognition Forum
The Israeli government is determined to escalate the dispossession of the Negev Bedouin Arabs of their lands and concentrate them in towns - a process that has been ongoing for 63 years now.

The decision to accept the Prawer-Amidror plan is the culmination of a proposal to evacuate about 30,000 to 45,000 Bedouins from their homes and demolish their villages. This proposal, which is racist and discriminatory in nature, is contrary to international human rights laws and in particular, the Declaration of the Rights of

Indigenous People, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The bill will be discussed by the present Knesset in session and likely to pass into law, leaving the civil society with no response.

Sign this petition to demand that the Israeli government cancel the proposed law and not present it to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament); cease the persecution of its Bedouin citizens; and allow the Bedouin to live as any other citizen in the style they choose and according to their culture in rural spaces and not solely in urban communities.

Sign the petition here:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/393/011/683/
and help spread it.



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