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5 October 2017
Australian Friends of Palestine Association

Some 20 percent (1.8 million) of Israel's population is of Palestinian Arab descent; and this does not include the 4.8m Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
Thus, from Israel's perspective...

"The name of the game is demography."
~ Is Israel turning its Bedouin citizens into a stateless people? [+972mag]
~ How Israel robs Palestinians of citizenship [Jonathan Cook].
~ How Israeli citizens are becoming stateless [Aljazeera].
and ICYMI... Palestinian Film Festival 26 Oct-19 Nov 2017
A man from the Zanoun family sits on the ruins of his house a few hours after it was demolished by the Israeli Land Administration, in the unrecognised Bedouin village of Wadi Al Na’am, Negev Desert, May 18, 2014. (Keren Manor/Activestills)
Is Israel turning its Bedouin citizens into a stateless people?
Israel has been systematically revoking citizenship from its Bedouin citizens without as much as telling them. Is this a harbinger of things to come?
by Orly Noy, +972mag, 15 September 2017
"In Israel’s relentless war against its Arab citizens, there are few things that one can still reasonably claim to be surprised by. Jack Khoury’s article in Haaretz a few weeks ago, however, did just that. Khoury revealed how the Israeli Interior Ministry has been revoking citizenship from hundreds of Bedouin in the Negev. Bedouin citizens would arrive at the Ministry to handle some bureaucratic procedure — such as applying for a new passport — and would leave with a new status: non-citizen resident whose presence in the country is now dependent on the good will of the regime. It turns out this has been happening for years. ..."
Read full article here >> 
How Israel robs Palestinians of citizenship
by Jonathan Cook, 19 September 2017
"Israel has quietly revoked the citizenship of thousands of members of its large Palestinian minority in recent years, highlighting that decades of demographic war against Palestinians are far from over... 'This policy is illegal and in contravention to international law because you cannot leave someone stateless.'...without citizenship, Bedouins would be largely defenseless against steps to evict them."
Read full article here >> 
How Israeli citizens are becoming stateless
Palestinian lawmakers, residents say an Israeli policy rendering thousands of Bedouins stateless is 'blatantly illegal'.
by Farrah Najjar, Aljazeera, 31 August 2017
"Israel has been gradually stripping thousands of Palestinian Bedouins from various villages in the southern Negev region of their citizenship status, claiming that they had been granted nationality in error – a move residents and legislators say is part of a state plan to do away with the minority population."
Read full article here >> 
And in case you missed it...
2017 Palestinian Film Festival programme announced
SYDNEY 26-30 Oct
ADELAIDE 10-12 Nov
BRISBANE 17-19 Nov
PERTH 17-19 Nov
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