Demolition order issued for home of Bedouin girl still hospitalized due to Iran strike

The incident, which occurred during the recent escalation of tensions between Israel and Iran, has highlighted the dire situation faced by many Bedouin communities in the area. Like many unrecognized Bedouin villages, al-Fur’ah lacks access to bomb shelters that could have provided protection for Amina and others during the attack.

Israeli authorities have issued a demolition order for the family home of 7-year-old Amina al-Hasoni, who remains hospitalized in serious condition after shrapnel from an intercepted ballistic missile, used in last month’s attack from Iran, landed in the Bedouin town of al-Fur’ah in the southern Negev, according to a report by Channel 12.

The incident, which occurred during the recent escalation of tensions between Israel and Iran, has highlighted the dire situation faced by many Bedouin communities in the area. Like many unrecognized Bedouin villages, al-Fur’ah lacks access to bomb shelters that could have provided protection for Amina and others during the attack.

Bedouin villages in the region are regularly served with demolition orders as they were built without permits. However, these communities have often existed on the same plots of land for generations, sometimes after being evicted by Israeli authorities from other areas.

The recent attack has intensified calls for greater protection and support for Bedouin communities in Israel. Securing building permits for Bedouin communities is nearly impossible, and their leadership regularly accuses the state of discriminatory practices and neglect.

The news of the demolition order has sparked outrage and calls for action to address the longstanding grievances of Bedouin communities in Israel. Many are calling for an immediate halt to the demolition order and for greater efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens, regardless of their background or ethnicity.

The recent escalation of tensions between Israel and Iran has further complicated an already volatile situation in the region. The attack that injured Amina al-Hasoni is just one example of the devastating impact that conflict and violence can have on innocent civilians. International efforts to broker a ceasefire and de-escalate tensions continue, but progress has been slow.