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Bedouin

The Negev desert in Israel – home to more than 200.000 Bedouins: Dry soil, quiet landscapes. And still a powder keg: demolished houses, bad education, mass unemployment, anger. Traditions collide with modern life. About half of the Bedouins live in „unrecognised villages“ under very simple circumstances. Families – often with ten children – live crammed on a few square metres. The villages do not have any legal right to exist and that's why they can not benefit from public services, like electricity and water supply, and the next school is far away. Nothing seems inviting. No road signs, no streets. You don't pass here by accident, as villages represent tribes, isolated and hard to reach.
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