Truancy in the Negev: Kids work instead of going to school
Ilana Curiel
Published: 27.03.13, 12:37
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1. The Bedouin think that ....
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.27.13)
.... laws do not apply to them. The only laws they care about are the "laws" of their tribal family. If the father of their particular family unit needs or wants more money -- in order to purchase that third wife or two new goats -- he has absolutely no qualms about sending his children to work to build the treasure chest, in clear violation of Israeli law. Israel can do without the local color, and we certainly can do without the collection of ragged tents and shacks that the Bedouins call "home." If the Bedouins prefer their primitive tribal existence to abiding by Israeli law, then pack them off to the Sinai, where they can be as free to flout the laws as they wish and live in whatever town dumps they may choose to create.
2. tragedy
forehead1 ,   usa   (03.27.13)
why do i get the feeling the employers are israelis?
3. truancy in the Negev
Toledano Jean-Pierre ,   Israel   (03.27.13)
Make a daily walk in the desert, the wadis,… and you can see children taking care of the livestock (sheep, goats,…). It's not a new phenomenon, since many years it's working like that..
4. To: No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.28.13)
Who employs all those American kids that do stoop labor on American farms in contravention of United States law? Hmm?
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