Background: The Bedouin are nomadic people in the Middle East who are basically breed camels and other livestock. Bedouin have roamed the Negev for many years. Since the formation of the modern State of Israel, traditional grazing lands have been lost to kibbutzim and the needs of the Israel Defence Force. As a result only 10% of the Bedouin remain nomadic. The rest have had to face the adjustment to settled urban life.
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| A Bedouin camp on the way to Jerusalem.|| Bedouin children.|| Bedouin camp on the way back from Dead Sea.||
Photographs © Peter J Blackburn, 2001