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We Will Die Here’: Bedouin Village Fights Israel Resettlement Plan

The Israeli government plans to raze Ras Jrabah in order to expand the city of Dimona; villagers argue that they should simply be integrated into the city

Nati Yefet HAARETZ Jun. 2, 2022

Only a few hundred meters separate Dimona’s Hashahar neighborhood from the unrecognized Bedouin village of Ras Jrabah. For decades, the villagers have had close ties to their neighbors from the city across the way. Many of them work in Dimona and the village gets its water, mail and health care services from the city. These ties are now being tested in the shadow of authorities’ plans to expand the city and build a huge neighborhood where the village now stands