The G'alin is a Bedouin tribe that lives in the Judean Desert in the east and in Tel-Arad in the south of Israel. Though the elders claim that the tribe came to Tel-Arad near the city of Be'er-Sheva from Jordan because of a "blood revenge" from 200-300 years ago, there is no evidence to back this up. At the time of the independence of the State of Israel in 1948, a part of the tribe ran away to the Judean Desert.
The members of the tribe who had run away are Palestinian citizens while the other members are Israelis.
The tribe was living near the place that is currently the largest settlement in the West Bank
called Maaleh Adumim.
The tribe today faces many problems such as the new separation wall between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the shrinking grazing area for their sheep, their lack of mobility, the choices of their younger male population to work at modern jobs
and leave the villages,
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