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The Bedouin of the Negev Desert - 28 Aug 2013
For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships.
ISRAEL-BEDOUINS/EVICTION
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August 28, 2013
A man walks near the village of al-Sira, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the...
AL-SIRA, Israel
A man walks near the village of al-Sira, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the...
A man walks near the village of al-Sira, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 20, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT)

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August 28, 2013
People walk in the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the...
AL-SIRA, Israel
People walk in the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the...
People walk in the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 20, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
A sign, which reads: "Established in the Ottoman era", is seen in the village of al-Sira, one of the...
AL-SIRA, Israel
A sign is seen in the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in...
A sign, which reads: "Established in the Ottoman era", is seen in the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 20, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin girl walks in the village of Wadi Alna'am, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
WADI ALNA'AM, Israel
A Bedouin girl walks in the village of Wadi Alna'am, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
A Bedouin girl walks in the village of Wadi Alna'am, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 6, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin boy walks near tents in the village of Atir, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
ATIR, Israel
A Bedouin boy walks near tents in the village of Atir, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
A Bedouin boy walks near tents in the village of Atir, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 6, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
Bedouin children play outside their home in the village of Wadi Alna'am, one of dozens of ramshackle...
WADI ALNA'AM, Israel
Bedouin children play outside their home in the village of Wadi Alna'am, one of dozens of ramshackle...
Bedouin children play outside their home in the village of Wadi Alna'am, one of dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 6, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
Bedouin children play soccer near the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab...
AL-SIRA, Israel
Bedouin children play soccer near the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab...
Bedouin children play soccer near the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 20, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
A man herds sheep and goats near the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab...
AL-SIRA, Israel
A man herds sheep and goats near the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab...
A man herds sheep and goats near the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 20, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE ANIMALS)

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August 28, 2013
A camel stands next to a shed outside the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom, near the southern Israeli city...
SEGEV SHALOM, Israel
A camel stands next to a shed outside the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom, near the southern Israeli city...
A camel stands next to a shed outside the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom, near the southern Israeli city of Beersheba August 25, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 25, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE ANIMALS)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin youth places a harness on a horse in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle...
AL-ARAKIB, Israel
A Bedouin youth places a harness on a horse in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle...
A Bedouin youth places a harness on a horse in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE ANIMALS)

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August 28, 2013
Bedouin youths draw water from a well in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin...
AL-ARAKIB, Israel
Bedouin youths draw water from a well in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin...
Bedouin youths draw water from a well in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin rides a horse in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
AL-ARAKIB, Israel
A Bedouin rides a horse in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
A Bedouin rides a horse in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin youth rides a horse in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab...
AL-ARAKIB, Israel
A Bedouin youth rides a horse in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab...
A Bedouin youth rides a horse in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE ANIMALS)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin boy lies on a rug in the village of Atir, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
ATIR, Israel
A Bedouin boy lies on a rug in the village of Atir, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
A Bedouin boy lies on a rug in the village of Atir, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 6, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin boy stands under a picture of Bedouin IDF soldiers inside his home in the village of Wadi Alna'am,...
WADI ALNA'AM, Israel
A Bedouin boy stands under a picture of Bedouin IDF soldiers inside his home in the village of Wadi Alna'am...
A Bedouin boy stands under a picture of Bedouin IDF soldiers inside his home in the village of Wadi Alna'am, one of dozens of ramshackle communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 6, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin boy looks at a laptop in a tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle...
AL-ARAKIB, Israel
A Bedouin boy looks at a laptop in a tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle...
A Bedouin boy looks at a laptop in a tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin youth starts a fire in his tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle...
AL-ARAKIB, Israel
A Bedouin youth starts a fire in his tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle...
A Bedouin youth starts a fire in his tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
Bedouin youths are seen in their tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin...
AL-ARAKIB, Israel
Bedouin youths are seen in their tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin...
Bedouin youths are seen in their tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
Abu Aziz stands outside his tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin...
AL-ARAKIB, Israel
Abu Aziz stands outside his tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin...
Abu Aziz stands outside his tent in the village of al-Arakib, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
Bedouins protest against the destruction of their villages, along a highway near the southern Israeli...
Beersheba, Israel
Bedouins protest against the destruction of their villages, along a highway near the southern Israeli...
Bedouins protest against the destruction of their villages, along a highway near the southern Israeli city of Beersheba August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE CIVIL UNREST)

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August 28, 2013
A Bedouin man, wearing a T-shirt reading which reads: "Don't destroy my home", stands in the village...
ALSRA, Israel
A Bedouin man stands in the village of Alsra, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities...
A Bedouin man, wearing a T-shirt reading which reads: "Don't destroy my home", stands in the village of Alsra, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 18, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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August 28, 2013
Khader Abu al-Kian (R) and his son walk among the rubble of their family's home which was demolished...
ATIR, Israel
Abu al-Kian and his son walk among the rubble of their family's home which was demolished by Israeli...
Khader Abu al-Kian (R) and his son walk among the rubble of their family's home which was demolished by Israeli authorities in the village of Atir, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 6, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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August 28, 2013
Bedouin Khader Abu al-Kian shows a copy of a photograph taken before his family's homes and orchards...
ATIR, Israel
Bedouin Khader Abu al-Kian shows a copy of a photograph taken before his family's homes and orchards...
Bedouin Khader Abu al-Kian shows a copy of a photograph taken before his family's homes and orchards were demolished, during an interview with Reuters in the village of Atir, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel August 6, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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Ground which has been prepared for the construction of new homes, part of Israel's plan to expand townships...
SEGEV SHALOM, Israel
Ground which has been prepared for the construction of new homes, part of Israel's plan to expand townships...
Ground which has been prepared for the construction of new homes, part of Israel's plan to expand townships for Bedouins, is seen in front of the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom, near the southern Israeli city of Beersheba August 25, 2013. For decades Arab Bedouins have eked out a meagre existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar, but now many will have to make way for new developments. Israel has already invested around $5.6 billion to build military bases in the Negev desert and plans to build 10 new communities there. 200,000 Bedouins live in the southern desert, half in government-built townships and half in 42 "unrecognised" villages without water, electricity or sanitation. A draft law, which will likely come to a final vote after parliament returns from recess in October, will move some 40,000 Bedouins from the villages into the seven townships. Picture taken August 25, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)

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