A Bedouin farmer rides a donkey in the Bedouin village of Wadi Abu Hindi, near the Israeli occupied West Bank town of al-Azariya, east of Jerusalem, on October 10, 2016. AFP / AHMAD GHARABLI
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WADI ABU HINDI, Palestine: Abu Youssef is tired.The catch is that the offer comes from Israel, and Palestinian leaders and those concerned with Israeli settlement building are vehemently opposed.It is a dilemma faced by other Bedouin communities in the West Bank, the Palestinian territory Israel occupied in 1967 .There are now more than 400,000 Israelis living in the West Bank, according to Israeli statistics.Last year, the Israeli lawyer for the community, Shlomo Lecker, says he received an offer he felt he had to present to them.Israel has offered to relocate more than 40 unrecognized Bedouin villages into preplanned communities but so far none have accepted.One successful agreement could pressure other Bedouin communities to move, Palestinian officials argue.Further away, the suburban-like settlement of Maale Adumim houses some 35,000 Israelis.
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