Bedouin women collect their belongings from the ruins of their demolished homes in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in the Negev desert, in the in the Southern Israel, January 18, 2017. Earlier in the morning an Israeli police officer was killed in an incident suspected as an attack as a Bedouin driver from the village allegedly rammed into the Israeli forces on site. Clashes broke out between the residents and police in response to the demolisions. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ??? ?? ????? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ???? ?? ????

Israeli authorities have promised the courts that the displaced Bedouin residents would have an opportunity to live in the new community. New documents show that is far from the case.
Despite assurances made to Israel’s High Court of Justice, a new town being built on the ruins of a Bedouin village in southern Israel is intended for Jews only, according to the bylaws of the future town’s cooperative association.
Israel first notified the residents of Umm al-Hiran, Bedouin citizens of Israel, that it plans to demolish their entire village and build another community in its place 15 years ago. A legal battle has been taking place ever since, although Israel’s top court ultimately approved the plan — partially based on assurances that the current Bedouin residents would have the option of living int he new community.
According to the bylaws of Hiran, the future Jewish town, which were uncovered by “Adalah — The …
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