INDEPENDENT NEWS

Response to UNHCHR Pillay On Bedouin Regularizing Bill

Published: Fri 2 Aug 2013 03:58 PM
Response to UNHCHR Pillay's Statement On Bedouin Regularizing Bill
It is strange that the communique demands that Bedouins be entitled to the same rights to property, housing and public services, when this is exactly the declared purpose of the bill.
(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)
The statement published  on July 25th by UNHCHR Navi Pillay regarding the proposed "Law for regularizing Bedouin habitation in the Negev" is unacceptable. The text raises question, since it displays ignorance and lack of acquaintance with the subject matter. It clearly seems that whoever drafted the text had only partial knowledge, not based on any primary, official or reliable sources.
It is strange that the communique demands that Bedouins be entitled to the same rights to property, housing and public services, when this is exactly the declared purpose of the bill.
Moreover, the text presents as known facts affirmations which have been examined and invalidated by the Supreme Court. It also ventures into raw generalization of entire populations, whereas their characterization and their alleged grievances are of concern to only a small proportion of the Bedouin population in the Negev.
ENDS

Next in World

World Leaders Urged To Halt Escalating Hunger Crisis As 17% More People Expected To Need Life-saving Aid In 2022
By: Save The Children
Another La Niña Impacts Temperatures And Precipitation – But Not Climate Change
By: World Meteorological Organization
Violations Of Palestinian Rights Puts Two-State Solution At Risk UN Chief Warns
By: UN News
Millions More In Need Of Food Assistance As A Direct Result Of Conflict In Northern Ethiopia, Says WFP
By: World Food Programme
Three Billion People Cannot Afford A Healthy Diet
By: UN News
COP26: Enough Of ‘Treating Nature Like A Toilet’ – Guterres Brings Stark Call For Climate Action To Glasgow
By: UN News
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media