Citizens Without an Address: Bedouins in the Galilee

Citizens Without an Address: Bedouins in the Galilee

There are roughly 30 Bedouin communities in the north that vary in size and status.  Most are lacking basic infrastructures including roads, electricity, and water.  

Dugrinet's main goals with respect to these Bedouin communities it to:

  • Raise awareness among the general public of the Bedouin living in the north
  • Improve infrastructure and quality of life
  • Promote political and planning solutions

To achieve these goals, Dugrinet's project includes:

  • Statistical and demographic mapping
  • Publishing online material--articles, interviews, and date--on their and their partners' webpages
  • 3 field events that will include guided tours and panels
  • A photography exhibition to create greater public awareness on the subject and serve as a meeting point for discussions
  • Instructing students
  • Reaching out to local politicians, national media, and members of the Knesset

Dugrinet's partners in this project include Bimkom-Planners for Planning Rights, The Galilee Society-The Arab National Society for Health, Research and Services, and The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel.


Dugrinet, whose name comes from the Arabic word meaning "straight forward", serves 1.2 million men, women and children of the Galilee, roughly half Jewish and half Arab. What makes the organization unique is that it is the only bilingual news source for the Galilee, and the only community-run project that combines online media and in-the-community initiatives. In addition, the organization creates strategic partnerships and builds a network of organizations and acti ...