Israel's Bedouin citizens - fact box

  1. The Bedouin population in Israel is approximately 230,000
  2. In the Negev, the Bedouin population is approximately 160,00. Around 45% live in unrecognised villages.
  3. More than 66% of residents in recognised Bedouin villages live in poverty. This figure increases to 80% in unrecognised villages.