Latest Bedouin News

Queen's reign saw British leave Mideast with a mixed legacy

Sep. 15, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The long reign of Queen Elizabeth II saw large swaths of the world cast off London's rule, but after her death a handful of British-installed monarchies still endure in the Middle East. They have survived decades of war and turmoil and are now...

Conservation plan highlights Arabs' fraught ties to Israel

Sep. 08, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

HILF, Israel (AP) — Ayoub Rumeihat opened his palms to the sky in prayer as he stood among tombstones for Bedouins killed in action while serving the state of Israel. Finishing the holy words, he gazed at the distant Mediterranean Sea across a valley full of olives and oak where...

Luxurious 1,200-year-old mansion found in southern Israel

Aug. 23, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Archaeologists unearthed a lavish 1,200-year-old estate in Israel's desert south that offers a unique glimpse of life for wealthy residents of the Negev region, the country's antiquities authority said Tuesday. The discovery in the Bedouin town of Rahat dates to...

EU diplomats visit West Bank school slated for demolition

Aug. 12, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

KAFR MALIK, West Bank (AP) — European representatives on Friday visited a small schoolhouse serving an impoverished Bedouin community in the occupied West Bank that is under threat of demolition by Israel. The EU funds such construction in order to help Palestinians maintain their...

Palestinians left in tense limbo by Israeli expulsion order

Aug. 04, 2022 03:33 AM EDT

AL-FAKHEET, West Bank (AP) — After repeatedly rebuilding his home only to have it demolished by Israeli soldiers, Mohammed Abu Sabaha has a new plan to remain on the land — he is moving into a cave. Abu Sabaha is among some 1,000 Palestinians at risk of expulsion from an arid...