Human Rights group: Israel discriminates against Bedouins in land, housing

A human rights group says Israel is discriminating against its Bedouin Arab citizens. Human Rights Watch says the Bedouins don't get proper housing, infrastructure or land in the area where most of them live - Israel's large Negev desert. Israel refuses to recognize dozens of Bedouin villages and encampments. The Israelis say the Bedouins don't own the land they live on, and they should move to government-built towns instead. The Human Rights Watch report released Monday said Israel could destroy thousands of makeshift houses in the unrecognized villages. An Israeli official said they've stopped tearing down houses - unless they've been built recently.