chapter  7
24 Pages

Urban justice and recognition: Affirmation and hostility in Beer Sheva

ByOren Yiftachel, Ravit Goldhaber, Roy Nuriel

The context of this quote is the unresolved land and planning disputes between the Bedouin Arabs surrounding the city of Beer Sheva and the Israeli state. The minister asks the indigenous Bedouin in no uncertain terms to leave their ancestors’ land, where they reside in “unrecognized” (and in the eyes of most Israeli planners “illegal”) villages and towns, and relocate into modernized, legal, and well-serviced localities.