Tag Archive for Polygamy

5yr-old Arab girl was found tied up in bathroom, covered in blood

Magistrates Court extends arrest of parents who are in Israel illegally, after 5 yr-old daughter was found by police with hands & feet bound and “covered in her excretions and blood, unable to move.”

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Rishon Lezion Magistrates Court on Tuesday extended the arrest of the Arab man whose five-year-old daughter was found tied up and alone in the shower in the family’s home in Lod.

According to Channel 12, the police investigator said: “Yesterday, during the early evening hours, we received a report of a child screaming and crying from inside an apartment. Police officers arriving at the scene discovered a locked apartment and entered exactly when the owner arrived. Continue Reading »

New polygamy laws lead to indictment of Bedouin who married 2nd wife

Following new anti-polygamy guidelines that went into effect in January 2017, Israel’s first indictment was filed against a 36 year-old resident of Bedouin diaspora, after marrying a 24 year-old as his second wife.
– Offense carries maximum prison term of 5 years.

By Ilana Curiel


The State Prosecutor’s Office filed an indictment Monday against a resident of the Bedouin diaspora for polygamy, the first to be served by the Southern District Attorney’s Office since the state announced it would begin to enforce anti-polygamy laws prohibiting marrying more than one woman, after the new guidelines went into effect in January 2017. Continue Reading »

Bedouins tell Israel: Polygamy is Natural, Do Not Interfere

Bedouin leaders respond harshly to the minister who dared challenge their right to marry as many women as they deem proper.

By Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen


Leaders of the Negev Bedouin fired back immediately Sunday at Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir (Yisrael Beytenu), who called Sunday for an end to polygamy in the Bedouin sector. Shamir, who heads the Committee on Regulation of Bedouin Settlement, told a Bedouin group that he is considering reviving a plan proposed in the past to place limits on Bedouin marriage.

MK Taleb Abu Arar (Raam-Taal) responded by saying that he is not surprised by Shamir’s words. Continue Reading »