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Sawsan Zaher

The Unequal Right to Water in Unrecognized Bedouin Villages

[A boy drinks from a water tank in an unrecognized village in the Naqab. Image from Adalah.]

On February 20, the Israeli Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by residents of the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm El-Hiran in the Naqab (Negev), which holds 500 residents, demanding minimum access to drinking water. Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel filed the appeal on behalf of the village’s 500 residents. The residents of the village Umm El-Hiran arrived in 1956 when they were forced to move there by an Israeli military commander. ...

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Sawsan Zaher

 

Sawsan Zaher is an Attorney and Director of the Social, Economic and Cultural Rights Unit in Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.