ACRI: State cannot ignore defending Beduin in unrecognized villages from rockets

Following a hearing on Sunday before the High Court of Justice in which it pushed for the state to follow through on a commitment to defend Beduins in the South from rocket attacks, an NGO declared that the state could no longer ignore the security of unrecognized Beduin villages.

A lawyer, Nasreen Elian, for the NGO, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), stated, “the fact itself that we are discussing unrecognized villages does not permit the state to avoid responsibility to defend Israeli-Arab citizens of the state…ensuring safety is part of the obligation of the state to guard the right to life and physical integrity” in treating all of its citizens equally.


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