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IACC Activities for Bedouins in the Negev

Posted by admin on September 06, 2014

IACC Activities for Bedouins in the Negev:

Operation Protective Edge – July-August 2014 - Progress Report


Israel's low number of civilian casualties can be attributed to two safeguards: the Iron Dome missile-defense system, which prevents rockets from falling in urban areas, and the abundant availability of protected shelters, to which residents flee when they hear sirens.

In the event of a rocket attack, 200,000 Bedouins of Southern Israel have nowhere to run; there are very few shelters in the dozens of recognized and unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev. The Bedouins are not protected by the Iron Dome technology, which does not operate in regions characterized as "open areas." This puts Bedouins in Israel in a precarious situation; they have faced a constant threat of missiles during Operation Protective Edge. A number of Bedouin civilians have been wounded or killed due to fallen rockets, including 4 young children.

Operation Protective Edge

Posted by admin on September 08, 2014

During Operation Protective Edge, The IACC provided programs, services, and respite activities to 280,000 residents living under fire. The IACC operated in 24 local authorities during this time of emergency: Sderot, Sha'ar Hanegev, Ofakim, Merchavim, Netivot, Ashkelon, Shafir, Yoav, Nachal Sorek, Gan Yavne, Hevel Yavne, Yavne, Har Hevron, Yeruham, Dimona, Ramat Negev; Bedouin communities: Lakia, Segev Shalom, Tel Sheva, Rahat, Kesefiya, Hura, and Arara (7 of the 9 Bedouin Negev municipalities).