Sunday, February 12, 2012

What Bedouin Settlements look like

Here are several photographs which I took this summer, while in Israel, of Bedouin settlements on the side of Highway 1, a major road stretching from Tel Aviv to the Jordanian border. Note that these settlements are located in the West Bank, as opposed to the ones which we will be visiting, which are located in Israel proper.

For comparison, here is a photo of Ma'ale Adumim, one of the largest Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and a large suburb of Jerusalem. Ma'ale Adumim overlooks the above Bedouin communities.


1 comment:

  1. For background reading, here's a BBC article on the illegal Ma'ale Adumim settlement, showing its position deep in the West Bank and highlighting some of the political issues around that specific settlement: