Bedouin family evicted from Ramat Hasharon residence
Hassan Shaalan
Published: 12.06.13, 00:35
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1. Catch this?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.12.13)
"The Ramat Hasharon Municipality destroyed our houses ...." Tents and some rickety sheds that pigs would disdain do not constitute "houses."
2. IMO
R ,   Israel   (06.12.13)
IMO, it is nature: If the strong can take from the weak, they will do so. But they were not evicted because they are Bedouin, but because some tycoon wants to build exclusive high-rise housing for his needy fellow tycoons and the land is worth a lot of money. If the family can prove legal ownership, they must fight this.
3. Sure:this Ramat Aviv/R.S.area is an ancient Beduin stomping
tom ,   tel aviv   (06.12.13)
ground, every child in Gaza knows this...
4. Beduin squat wherever they like
Israeli grandma   (06.12.13)
Historically they were wandering tribes, but when they want to put down permanent buildings it has to be agreed with the State, this is why places like Rahat in the Negev were established with Government cooperation. Playing the racist card to legalise a land grab is foul play, and in my opinion its irrelevant if a tycoon wants to build on land which does not belong to the Beduin squatters in the first place.
5. Ramat Hasharon
Ralph ,   Rishon   (06.12.13)
Will the Mayor of Ramat Hasharon please tell us just how many illegal buildings or additions to buildings there are in his city, and how many demolitions have taken place on properties held by the Jewish population. Let him not look too far, I can give him his answer - None. Municipal Racism raises its head.
6. To: No. 5
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.12.13)
Has it occurred to you that Jews do not raise tents or build sheds? They build proper homes. I know some people will excoriate me for this, but the fact of the matter is that Bedouins do not seem to mind living in shacks and tents or in close proximity to their herding animals. They don't seem to understand the concept of garbage disposal. Don't the good citizens of Ramat Ha'Sharon have the absolute right not to see their properties values plummet because Bedouin squatters have taken up illegal residence? By the way -- doesn't it bother you that the Bedouins are not connected to the sewer lines (health hazard) and illegally tie into the water supply and power lines? Both are crimes, you know, and endangers everyone if not absolutely expertly done. So few Bedouin engineers .... they must have learned from experience, not professional training. Doesn't make it any less a hazard or any less criminal. But if you feel that strongly, why don't you invite this Bedouin family to take up residence on your front lawn?
7. #6 - sarah b -
Lea ,   .   (06.12.13)
dearest sarah, as long it is not on your lawn, near your huge estate in savyon, why do you care ?? your hate is not only directed towards the palestinians, but also the bedouins who, as you may know, are israeli citizens and can live wherever they wish in THEIR country. You are in manhattan anyway, dear, aren't you ?
8. We need justice for the peace seeking arabs.
michael Pielet ,   israel   (06.12.13)
Of course all the Jews in Tel Aviv and Ramat Hasharon are settlers and squattors and all should all be removed from their homes so that the indigineous arabs can be returned to their land and establish an arab terrorist state in Tel Aviv and Ramat Hasharon. What we need here is justice for the oppressed arabs. Bravo.
9. @2 If the family can prove legal ownership,
jrebecca ,   modiin   (06.12.13)
Then they should already have done so and prevented this.
10. After a 9 year legal battle - seems this is no suprise
jrebecca ,   modiin   (06.12.13)
Jpost story is of a 9 year legal battle to move these people. So no, they dont have legal ownership and they did know it was coming.
11. To: No. 7
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.12.13)
You've missed the point. The Bedouins are free to live wherever they can afford -- but they cannot erect their ramshackle sheds and tents wherever they want. Nor can they bring their herds of goats and sheep to live with them, as is their wont. They do have to abide by Israeli law, Israeli sanitation concerns and they cannot erect homes without Israeli issued building permits. Their homes must be connected to municipal water, sewage and electrical grids -- another series of laws they blithely ignore. Is that not correct? Yes, I am in Manhattan at the moment. Next month, I will be in Israel, where I generally spend my summers. But how is that any of your business?
12. Lea #7
aaron ,   toronto,canada   (06.12.13)
When are you going to get it into your thick head that Sarah is only stating that "THE LAW IS THE LAW" and if you break it it doesn't matter who you are you will get punished. She is absolutely right,why don't you invite them to (reside) squatter on your front lawn?
13. To: No. 9
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.12.13)
For heaven's sake. Ask the Bedouins, and they will tell you that all the land between Saudi Arabia and the tip of Morocco is "their land." Of course, Bedouins are your quintessential nomads and cannot prove land ownership in any event -- apart from their nouveau profession as crime barons, what they do is tend their flocks, and when their flocks have demolished every bit of grass in a particular area, they move on, and ravage a new area. That does not constitute "land ownership" -- although to the Bedouins, it does. If they have ever squatted for a time in a particular region -- why, it's theirs! The logic probably makes perfect sense to someone intellectually challenged .... but that would not include me. Don't know about you.
14. #%
Mohamed, Ahmed ,   Egypt   (06.12.13)
Though the difference in the attitude of Hod Hasharon between the Bedoiun Israeli and the Jewish Israeli seems to be outrageous, from the outside, it is not just the building, it is the LAND in which the Bedoiun build, apparently the ownership is in question. Now, nothing isexcusable: but buying a land and building an illegal house, and build illegally on a land that doesnot, not clear, belongs to you, are two different cases for Justice to be rendered.
15. pffff I bet bedouins can't do that in
ghostq   (06.12.13)
centeral park NYC.
16. All around the world
Nigel ,   London   (06.12.13)
every day pretty much in every country which has a legal system people are evicted for squatting If the family have legal documentation proving ownership of the land, they have been wronged and should be compensated just as they would anywhere in the world, If they do not and cannot prove ownership, they do not have this right. It is really very simple and nothing to do with race, religion etc. Why this appears as headline news I do not know.
17. Health hazard!
JZ ,   Tel Aviv   (06.12.13)
Did anyone read the news last week and the previous week?? The Ministry of Health found POLIO in sewers of Rahat- a Bedouin village for those not aware. I know some cultures/religions allow humans to live and behave like animals, but for us civilized human beings this is unacceptable. If their illegal living conditions put the rest of the public's health at risk, then the removal is necessary.
18. to #14 the Sharon area owned mostly by
lili   (06.12.13)
Ben Ami family even IIsraeli jews can't live there, without paying 500,000 $, it isn't public area, that site is private, they will also evacuated jews.
19. To the lefties out there: to you eviction of Jews from Gaza
Tzila ,   Modiin, Israel   (06.25.13)
was ok right? But evicting proven illegal squatters in Israel proper is not ok? This twisted demented logic just proves that if lefties ever attain the majority, Israel would be wiped out from within.
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