An August 1960 brief by the Military Governor for the Negev region traces Israel’s policy toward the local Bedouin population in Mount Negev area. The document reviews the relationship between Israeli intelligence and military government and sub-groups of the Azazma tribe, collectively referred to as “the Sarahins”: from the repeated efforts to use them for the benefit of Israeli military intelligence to the efforts to deport them from the area by punitive actions and expulsions.

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Negev Military Government

A Brief on Mount Negev

25 August 1960