|Bedouin IDF soldiers of Rumat al-Heib (عرب الهيب) during a military parade in Tel-Aviv in June 1949.|
Bedouins in the Negev have to contend with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), which claim desert lands for training exercises. Desert fauna disappear with the army drills, leaving the Bedouin with little to hunt.
But Bedouin who once abandoned the Negev for an easier life may return as a different kind of hunter, by enlisting in a special unit of the IDF. Known for their
The IDF’s destruction of Bedouin homes in the Negev is routine. Many Bedouin villages are unrecognized by the Israeli
A culture based in the geography of sand is losing its ancestral legends in the concrete of Zionist suburbia. In the seven cities looming under a
Photography: Michela A. G. Iaccarino