Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages | 19.02.2009 17:42 | Repression
Children suffer from home demolition in Bir Hadaj
The government is offering 4 dumans (1 acre), with no option for land reserve when the population grows. At a growth rate of 5% a year within one generation there will be no land left for the sheep.
However, over the last ten years, in order to strangle any hope for the people of Bir Hadaj, the government has turned a blind eye to the "single family ranches" that Rifman, the director of the Ramat Negev Regional Council has established illegally. At least five such ranches surround Bir Hadaj now – each (Jewish) ranch owner received hundreds or thousands of dunams for his own use. The land they received is more than double the land that all the 4,500 residents of Bir Hadaj are requesting for their entire village. This is Zionism: "protecting" the land from the Arabs…
The leaders of the village of Bir Hadaj know that if they cannot receive the land allocation they are requesting, the villagers are doomed a future of poverty and misery. However, the government of Israel is not interested in a true negotiation process, and in order to convince the leadership in the
village, they use the violent strategy of home demolitions.
Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages