MK Michael Oren on Sunday urged the government to address issues in the Beduin community to prevent further infiltration by Islamic State as he toured the Negev on Sunday meeting with Beduin IDF soldiers and women national service volunteers.
“The Beduin community offers immense challenges to the state of Israel but also offers great opportunities. The state can either meet the challenges intelligently and sensitively or other forces will fill the vacuum, including Islamic State,” Oren told The Jerusalem Post.
During his trip, the Kulanu MK visited Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba where Beduin women perform their national service.
Oren has also introduced legislation granting lone status benefits to Muslim and Christian soldiers that face opposition from their communities due to their service.