In search of work: Palestinian women in Israel migrating to Beersheba. By: Meler, Tal. Community, Work & Family. Oct2021, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p392-414. 23p.

Internal migration among Palestinian citizens in Israel is limited by both internal and external obstacles. In recent years, however, it appears that numerous Palestinian women have migrated to Beersheba in search of work. This article is based on a qualitative research I conducted among Palestinian women in Israel who have moved south in an attempt to overcome economic and occupational hardship. Each found herself caring for her nuclear family in a place far from her extended family or that of her husband. These women confront and adapt to the experience of migration to a new environment, maintaining independent nuclear households despite separation from their family and community, and devoting themselves to building careers in new and unfamiliar surroundings. Such internal migration has implications affecting several aspects of life: It may lead to mobility that challenges Israel’s segregated and exclusionary spatial politics, while shaping new familial patterns and gender relations.