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Applying the “F Word” To How Bedouins Are Treated By Israel* (english)
17 Jul 2003
Modified: 11:27:14 AM
*Unfortunately the word "fairly" is non~applicable under these conditions:

Your homes are not recognized.
Your rights are not recognized.
Your fields are sprayed with chemicals while you are standing in them.
These would be unpardonable sins in a "civilized" society or in a democratic country; but well within the criteria and guidelines of a fascist state.

America is culpable. American tax dollars support Israel with billions of dollars in foreign aid. America recently pledged more.

The United States supports this country where historically the Military is allowed to adjust its (Israeli) Supreme Court Laws and ignore International and Human Rights Laws.

This tells all other nations, especially those neighbors in the Middle East, that the United States supports Israel's bellicose nationalism and racist practices against populations of people who have lived on that land well before Israel ever existed.

Al'Lat Mutter


Press Release: from Maha Qupty and The Regional Council for the Unrecognized Villages of the Palestinian Bedouin in the Negev- Israel

MORE HOMES DEMOLISHED IN THE NEGEV: July 15 2003

Police Forces, the Green Patrol and Border Police units, accompanied by the National Unit of Building Observation, demolished houses and shops in several unrecognized villages today, July 15th 2003. The destruction started in the village of al-Sa'dia, where three homes of the Abu Skout family were demolished in addition to 256 sq of construction. Later the demolition forces moved to the village of al-Bohara where they destroyed two shops on the al-Salam (trans: “peace”) street. They subsequently moved to the village of al-Za'rora to demolish another shop, but were prevented from doing do when the owner was able to s how them a court order.

On July 14th hundred of children had demonstrated in fron of the Interior Ministry offices in Beersheva, shouting "stop demolishing our homes". The demonstration was in response to the home destruction orders which were given to 150 families on 1st July 2003. See RCUV press release from July 4th. The mass house destruction which these orders propose will leave hundreds of children, women and elderly people without any housing alternative.

Since January 2003 the following destructions have taken place:

o 18 houses were destroyed and the families left without any housing alternatives.

o 7 Shops (Groceries)

o 1 Water Tank

o 2 incidents of crop poisoning



150 WARNING NOTICES DELIVERED:

Press Release July 4, 2003

On the 1st of July 2003, the National Unit of Building Observation delivered 150 warning notices to the home of Bedouin citizens living in three unrecognised villages in the Negev. These warning notices stated that the citizens are living in illegal buildings built on land owned by the state.

This is the first time that the state has accused its citizens in the Negev of living on land that does not belong to them. Usually, the accusation has been of unlicensed building. The Regional Council for the Unrecognised Villages in the Negev sees this step as part of the process started by the “Sharon Plan”, and further evidence that this plan is “a declaration of war against the unrecognised villages”.

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1. There are 45 Unrecognized Villages with 74,000 inhabitants.
They are referred to by the Israeli Government as “scattered settlements” or “populations”

1. There are 45 Unrecognized Villages with 74,000 inhabitants. They are referred to by the Israeli Government as “scattered settlements” or “populations”

2. Sharon's 6-years Development Plan main Points:

1 Establishing a special police station and forces to implement the Plan.

2 Empowering the Green Patrol (Black Patrol) by allocating more funding and personnel for land confiscation, and registration of the land as Governmental Land.

3. Justus Ministry, Land Authority, and The Bedouin Authority (the Civil Administration according to the community) will work together in identifying land ownership by appealing and claiming for governmental property. The landowner has to prove that the land his/her land[3].

4. Any money or land compensation will be according to the Israeli Law, Governmental decisions, and Land Authority.

5. Jewish Regional Council of Ramat Hovav and Bani Shimoun will give individuals farms, which would include areas not in their municipal authorizations, and where the unrecognized villages currently lay.

6. Israeli Government will implement their decision from 4/8/2002 which covers implementing the Planning and Building Law. (All Unrecognized Villages are not covered in the Planning Law, accordingly all houses are illegal even though these historical villages were established before the state of Israel and planning Law). Implementing this decision will m ean mass house destruction and uprooting the 70,000 inhabitants without any housing alternatives.

7. 325 million dollars will be allocated for land compensations through the Land Authority.

8. Local Municipalities will be established for those recognized villages. Resident’s addresses will be registered[3] according to those recognized villages and towns (7 Townships). Plan which suggest uprooting the remaining villages and concentrate them into Meriet Township.

The Regional Council for the Unrecognized Villages of the Palestinian Bedouin in the Negev- Israel

Community Representative Organization and a Non-Governmental Institution
For more information, please contact:

Maha Qupty
Email: mqupty (at) hotmail.com
Mobile Phone: + 972 55 348 666
www.arabhra.org/rcuv/index.htm



DIRECT ACTION:
1.Prime Minister Ariel Sharon webmaster (at) pmo.gov.il or asharon (at) knesset.gov.il
The Office of the Prime Minister, Kiryat
Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem, Israel; Office
Fax: 972-2-566-4838/6705415;


2. Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz sar (at) mod.gov.il (am not sure this works)
Fax: +972 2 649 6545

3. Minister of Foreign Affairs & Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom
sshalom (at) knesset.gov.il Fax: +972 2 675 3792

4. Minister of Justice Tomy Lapid ylapid (at) knesset.gov.il Fax +972 2 675 3764

5. Minister of Internal Affairs Avraham Poraz aporaz (at) knesset.gov.il Fax +972 2 566 6376

Kofi Annan ecu (at) un.org,

6. US President George W. Bush president (at) whitehouse.gov
Fax: 202-456-2461;

7. "Secretary of State, Colin Powell" ,
Fax: 202-261-8577;

8. US Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer webmaster (at) usembassy-israel.org.il;
American Embassy in Israel 03 519 7575

9. "Mr. Terje Rod Larsen Personal Representative of the Secretary General to the United Nations in Palestine" ,

10. karin.roxman (at) consilium.eu.int, christian.jouret (at) consilium.eu.int,

11. UN Security Council Members with Veto Power

Ambassador Jean-David Levitte
French Mission to the UN
One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
245 East 47th Street, 44th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10017
phone: (212) 308-5700
fax: (212) 421-6889
http://www.un.int/france/frame_anglais/accueil_frame/accueil_ang.htm
email: france (at) un.int


Ambassador Sergey Lavrov
Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN
136 East 67th Street
New York, N.Y. 10021
phone: (212) 861-4900/4901/4902
fax: (212) 628-0252
http://www.un.int/russia/home.htm#english


Ambassador Wang Yingfan
Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN
350 East 35th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
phone: (212) 655-6100
fax: (212) 634-7626
E-mail: chinamission_un (at) fmprc.gov.cn
http://www.china-un.org/eng/index.html

Irish Representative in Ramallah
Fax 02 240 68057 .Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
The Office of the Prime Minister, Kiryat
Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem, Israel; Office
Fax: 972-2-566-4838/6705415;


1) Contacts for US, European Union, France, Canada, United Nations.

To write the White House and Congress quickly and easily visit:
HTTP://CONGRESS.CFL-ONLINE.ORG

You can call the Capital switchboard toll-free: 1-800-839-5276 and ask
to be connected to your member of Congress.

** For address and complaint form of US Commission of Human Rights go to
http://193.194.138.190/html/hchr/contact.htm
German Embassy (Tel Aviv) Tel. 03 693 1313
Fax 03 695 0608
1.Prime Minister Ariel Sharon webmaster (at) pmo.gov.il or asharon (at) knesset.gov.il
The Office of the Prime Minister, Kiryat
Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem, Israel; Office
Fax: 972-2-566-4838/6705415;


2. Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz sar (at) mod.gov.il (am not sure this works)
Fax: +972 2 649 6545

3. Minister of Foreign Affairs & Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom
sshalom (at) knesset.gov.il Fax: +972 2 675 3792

4. Minister of Justice Tomy Lapid ylapid (at) knesset.gov.il Fax +972 2 675 3764

5. Minister of Internal Affairs Avraham Poraz aporaz (at) knesset.gov.il Fax +972 2 566 6376

Kofi Annan ecu (at) un.org,

6. US President George W. Bush president (at) whitehouse.gov
Fax: 202-456-2461;

7. "Secretary of State, Colin Powell" ,
Fax: 202-261-8577;

8. US Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer webmaster (at) usembassy-israel.org.il;
American Embassy in Israel 03 519 7575

9. "Mr. Terje Rod Larsen Personal Representative of the Secretary General to the United Nations in Palestine" ,

10. karin.roxman (at) consilium.eu.int, christian.jouret (at) consilium.eu.int,

11. UN Security Council Members with Veto Power

Ambassador Jean-David Levitte
French Mission to the UN
One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
245 East 47th Street, 44th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10017
phone: (212) 308-5700
fax: (212) 421-6889
http://www.un.int/france/frame_anglais/accueil_frame/accueil_ang.htm
email: france (at) un.int


Ambassador Sergey Lavrov
Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN
136 East 67th Street
New York, N.Y. 10021
phone: (212) 861-4900/4901/4902
fax: (212) 628-0252
http://www.un.int/russia/home.htm#english


Ambassador Wang Yingfan
Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN
350 East 35th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
phone: (212) 655-6100
fax: (212) 634-7626
E-mail: chinamission_un (at) fmprc.gov.cn
http://www.china-un.org/eng/index.html

Irish Representative in Ramallah
Fax 02 240 68057 .Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
The Office of the Prime Minister, Kiryat
Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem, Israel; Office
Fax: 972-2-566-4838/6705415;


1) Contacts for US, European Union, France, Canada, United Nations.

To write the White House and Congress quickly and easily visit:
HTTP://CONGRESS.CFL-ONLINE.ORG

You can call the Capital switchboard toll-free: 1-800-839-5276 and ask
to be connected to your member of Congress.

** For address and complaint form of US Commission of Human Rights go to
http://193.194.138.190/html/hchr/contact.htm
German Embassy (Tel Aviv) Tel. 03 693 1313
Fax 03 695 0608

Spanish Embassy (Tel Aviv) Tel. 03 696 5210/9/8
Fax: 03 695 2505
03 696 5217

See also:
www.arabhra.org/rcuv/index.htm
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direct action? (english)
17 Jul 2003
i am a revolutionary. i am an anarchist. i question the validity, or at least the integrity of your story (feels far from balanced).

but, most frustrating was your heading "direct action" under which you listed the contact information of various public officials. begging elected leaders for crumbs is NOT direct action in any sense of the word. a better heading would have been "spineless liberal tactics" or "a good place to start before the real action kicks in" or "hey, why not write a letter" but definately not direct action.