Gas prices going up? Not for everyone

Recent pictures of illegal gas stations in the Negev

While the cost to fill up your car continues to rise, there are those living in a parallel universe – in Bedouistan.

For many years, Regavim has been sounding the alarm bells about the phenomenon of dozens of illegal gas stations that are scattered throughout the Negev. Even when Police forces manage to shut one down, three new ones appear.

These gas stations don’t meet any regulatory standard, endanger lives, damage the environment, and bring in millions of shekels for criminal organizations that avoid tax payments.

This is another major task for the new government and Knesset: to restore governance in the Negev and the Galilee.

Learn more about the lawlessness and lack of governance in Israel’s Wild South in “Bedouistan” – the book published by Meir Deutsch, Regavim’s Director General. Place your order here.

Listen to Regavim’s Naomi Kahn discuss Bedouistan

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