Archive for the ‘Rahat’ tag
A report by the Central Statistics Bureau, which examined life expectancy in Israel between 2005 and 2009, shows that there is an 8.5 year gap in life expectancy between those living in Ra’anana, which has the country’s highest life expectancy, and residents of Rahat, with the lowest. The four towns with the lowest life expectancy are either Arabic or with a mixed population – Rahat, Nazareth, Lod and Ramle. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
The government will vote on a plan to move nearly 30 thousand Bedouins in the Negev, which are about 40 percent from the 71 thousand Bedouin who reside in the area. According to the plan, the Bedouins will be moved to extensions of existing Bedouin towns such as Rahat, Kuseife and Hura, and will be compensated with money and land. The plan is a layout to the implementation of the recommendations of the Goldberg report regarding the Bedouins’ settlement arrangements. Representatives of the Bedouin and human rights organizations sent an urgent letter to the Prime Minister and the ministers warning them that the outline which was suggested by the application team contradicts the recommendations of the Goldberg Committee and the policy of the National Planning Committee in recent years.
A young woman from Ashkelon reports that police harass her and her Bedouin boyfriend when they see them in a car together.
Piras Alziadana, Border Patrol policeman, is accused along with a civilian of robbing 15 laborers at the Rahat Industrial Zone. The two are charged with robbery, aggravated assault, sexual misconduct, and abuse of official powers (Hebrew).
Hundreds of policemen came to the Bedouin city of Rahat, in the Negev, to demolish a mosque that was built there half a year ago, without building permits. Thousands of residents gathered on the spot and started throwing stones at the police, which responded by shooting tear gas (Hebrew). Member of Knesset Taleb Alsana (Ra’am-Ta’al) said that “the State of Israel, which ignores Supreme Court rulings about anything involving the illegal construction in the Jewish sector, comes like a thief in the night to demolish a mosque in the very heart of Rahat city.”