RAHAT, Israel (AP) — SodaStream is hosting nearly 3,000 Israelis and Palestinians for a Ramadan fast-ending meal at its factory in the southern Israel town of Rahat.
No more than 1 wife: Israel looks to tackle Bedouin polygamy
LAKIYA, Israel (AP) — On Hadra al-Faqira's wedding anniversary, just weeks after she gave birth to a daughter, her husband walked out and took a second wife.
She hasn't seen him since he moved down the road in their dusty Bedouin town and started a new family, with seven more children.
"I can't bear the thought of her," al-Faqira said of the second wife. "He destroyed my household when he started another."
1991 Gulf War looms large over Bush’s Mideast legacy
AL-JAHRA, Kuwait (AP) — On the outskirts of Kuwait City, the love Kuwaitis have for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush could be seen in 2016 on a billboard one Bedouin family put up to announce their son's wedding.
That son being Bush al-Widhan, born in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War that saw U.S.-led forces expel the occupying Iraqi troops of dictator Saddam Hussein.
ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor issued a warning Wednesday that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime.
Israel's Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to demolish the village, Khan al-Ahmar.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement that "evacuation by force now appears imminent."
Sewage pool rings West Bank village awaiting demolition
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian Bedouin village slated for demolition is dealing with a large pool of sewage, apparently from a nearby Israeli settlement.
The sewage flowed downhill toward Khan al-Ahmar earlier this week, and on Friday was still pooled in a ravine by the West Bank community's corrugated tin shacks.
Israel's Civil Administration in the West Bank said that a sewage pipe burst in the area and the military was dispatching a truck to pump the waste out.
Egypt arming Sinai tribesmen in fight against Islamic State
CAIRO (AP) — In a remote outpost in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Ibrahim Abu-Sefira watches a mountainous skyline of jagged rock, ears tuned to the twilight silence, listening for any signs a fragile peace may be disturbed.
An elder from the Bedouin Tayaha tribe, he has seen armies, both Egyptian and Israeli, pass through this vast desert. Now the area is the center of a yearslong, bloody conflict between the Egyptian military and a local affiliate of the Islamic State group.
Palestinians file war crimes claim over West Bank hamlet
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A top official said Tuesday the Palestinians have filed a new complaint against Israel with the International Criminal Court, after the United States said it would resort to any means to protect its allies against such actions at the international war crimes body.
Palestinians set up outpost near hamlet Israel seeks to raze
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian activists have set up five shipping containers near a Bedouin hamlet to protest the expected razing of the West Bank encampment by Israel.
The Khan al-Ahmar encampment has focused attention on what critics say is the continued displacement of Palestinians by Israel. European countries urged Israel this week to refrain from demolition.
European countries warn against demolishing West Bank hamlet
JERUSALEM (AP) — Major European countries have issued a rare joint statement warning Israel against its planned demolition of a Bedouin encampment in the West Bank.
France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom said on Monday its strategic location is important to maintain "contiguity of a future Palestinian state."
Israel’s top court says West Bank village can be demolished
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank, rejecting a final appeal in a case that has drawn heavy international criticism and become a rallying cry for the Palestinians.
The court rejected an appeal to block the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. It said that a stay would expire in a week, and the encampment could then be legally torn down. There was no date immediately announced for the demolition.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian ministry of education has decided to start the schoolyear early in a Bedouin village in the West Bank that is slated for demolition.
The ministry says it's trying to pre-empt any Israeli move by starting school early for 170 elementary students in Khan al-Ahmar and four nearby Bedouin communities.
The students lined up on Monday in the courtyard, singing the Palestinian anthem as officials attended.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has suspended the planned demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank pending an appeal amid international opposition to the move.
The court on Thursday extended a previous suspension of the corrugated shack encampment's demolition until a hearing no later than Aug. 15.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media say the country's Supreme Court has suspended the planned demolition of a Bedouin hamlet in the West Bank amid international opposition to the move.
The Haaretz newspaper and other media are reporting that the court issued a temporary injunction late on Thursday, giving the state until July 11 to respond to an appeal against razing the site. The court approved demolishing it in May.
Activists protest planned West Bank demolition
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police scuffled with activists protesting the planned demolition of a Bedouin hamlet in the West Bank on Wednesday amid international opposition to the razing of the site.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said 11 people were arrested in the "disturbance" including several for throwing stones at officers in Khan al-Ahmar. He said three officers were injured, including one evacuated to a hospital for treatment.
UN concerned over expected demolition of West Bank village
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N.'s main human rights body expressed concern on Tuesday over Israel's expected demolition of a Bedouin hamlet in the West Bank, which critics say is being carried out to make room for more Jewish settlements.
The Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, outside the Kfar Adumim settlement, is set to be demolished at an unknown date after Israel's Supreme Court approved the move in May. Israel agreed to resettle the residents in an area some 12 kilometers (seven miles) away.