Bedouin Shepherds Used Palestinian Land With Permission. Israel Seized Their Tents Anyway | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Bedouin Shepherds Used Palestinian Land With Permission. Israel Seized Their Tents Anyway

For 21 years Bedouin shepherds had been moving with their flocks to Ras al-Tin for the summer, but last week Israel confiscated their shelters and equipment, leaving them without power or water

Inspectors of the Civil Administration and police last week seized shelters and equipment from Bedouin Palestinian shepherds at Ras al-Tin, northeast of Ramallah, though they had been using the land there with permission.

The land is registered and privately owned by Palestinians living in the nearby town of Kafr Malik, who entered into a contract with the shepherding community, allowing them to spend the summer months there with their flocks. The shepherds have been using the site as their summer domicile for 21 years. But last Wednesday, inspectors from Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank accompanied by border police officers confiscated all 13 residential tents, the sheepfolds, seven water storage tanks, two wagons, a tractor, and solar panels that were the community’s only source of electricity. Community members said this is the first time they have had their belongings seized.

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