As rockets stop, Bedouin receive 2 shelters

Bedouin residents of Umm Batin, south of Beersheba, receive two shelters today, courtesy of donations by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Channel 2 reports.

The measure comes after a Bedouin resident, Ouda Lafi al-Waj, 32, was killed by rocket fire near Dimona on July 19.

The Bedouin, many of whom reside in large tent encampments throughout the Negev desert, do not enjoy government-funded shelters like Israel’s other southern residents, and were vulnerable to the rocket fire during Operation Protective Edge since the Iron Dome system was often not deployed over the “open areas” in which they live.

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