On March 31, 2008, Human Rights Watch issued a 130-page report entitled “Off the Map: Land and Housing Rights Violations in Israel’s Unrecognized Bedouin Villages.”  NGO Monitor published an initial analysis on April 1, 2008 entitled, "HRW´s Report on Israel and the Bedouin: Destructive Contribution to a Complex Problem," and has been preparing a detailed analysis of HRW's claims since then.

 The report's central allegation is: