JfJfP, January 25th, 2017

Umm Al-Hiran makes me grieve for the Jewish, Democratic state.

Times of Israel blog / Jewish News
January 19, 2017

In the Jewish, democratic state, at around 5.30am armed police surrounded the village forcibly removing residents including a 100-year-old man and dozens of children.


Bedouin Palestinian women outside their wrecked homes in Umm al-Hiran. Once all Arabs have been forced out, a new Jews-only town will be built in its place. Photo from Al Araby/ The New Arab.

In the Jewish, democratic state, hundreds of Bedouin villages were forcibly relocated in 1956, and were not (and continue to not be) connected to electricity or running water. They are classified as ‘unrecognised villages.’

[...] In the Jewish, democratic state, organisations like the KKL and the JNF participate in this displacement as diaspora communities prepare to put thousands of pounds into those little blue boxes for Tu Bishvat.