ACRI Petitions for Health Clinic in Unrecognized Bedouin Village

Residents of Tel Al-Melach must travel for 2.5 hours to reach nearest health clinic, despite State’s commitment to serve Bedouin community

ACRI together with Physicians for Human Rights and the Regional Council for Unrecognized Villages in the Negev submitted a petition to the Supreme Court last month demanding the construction of a health clinic in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Tel Al-Melach. The 1,500 village residents and residents of the surrounding areas do not have access to a health clinic, despite the Health Ministry’s commitment to set up a health clinic for this community, a declaration made in response to a previous ACRI petition. The closest clinic to Tel Al-Melach is located 12-15 kilometres away, accessible mostly by unpaved roads and without the possibility of public transport. In effect, it takes about two-and-a-half hours to reach the clinic without a car, which hinders people from seeking appropriate medical care and gravely endangers residents’ health and well-being.

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Categories: Arab Citizens of Israel, Land Distribution and Planning Rights, Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages, Social and Economic Rights, The Right to Health

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