Ministers back welfare, education plan to ‘eradicate’ polygamy – Marissa Newman – The Times of Israel 29.01.17
Polygamy often leads to domestic violence, sexual assault, endemic poverty and psychological disorders. It has been illegal in Israel since 1977 but the law is rarely enforced in the Bedouin sector. Cabinet has now agreed on a plan to integrate Bedouin women in the workforce, offer boosted health services, and advocate against ‘enlarged families’.
Israel’s inhumane and stupid Bedouin policy – Moshe Arens – Haaretz 30.01.17
The government’s years of neglect – more like criminal negligence – must be followed by greater investment, less force and the creation of a better education system for the community.
And see: Bedouin women trapped by polygamy February 20, 2016