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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:34 PM

 

Collision Course: Plan To Displace Tens Of Thousands Of Bedouin Passes First Knesset Vote

The implementation of the Prawer Plan for unrecognized villages in the Negev has become a major policy objective for the Netanyahu government.

By Noam Sheizaf |Published June 25, 2013

Following one of the most heated debates the Israeli parliament has seen in recent years, the Knesset approved the Prawer-Begin Plan for the Arrangement of Bedouin-Palestinian Settlement in the Negev yesterday (Monday). Commonly referred to as the Prawer Plan, the new legislation will allow the government to destroy dozens of so-called “unrecognized” villages in the South and remove between 30-40,000 Bedouin from their homes.

According to the plan, those Bedouin citizens who have registered land claims will be offered monetary compensation or land in an area designated for resettlement.

Following demands from the right-wing Jewish Home party, a new article was added to the bill at the last minute, stipulating that the government’s compensation offer will expire after a certain period of time; failure to comply with the process will not only result in forced removal to the relocation zones but also a loss of monetary compensation or land, which would have previously been offered.

This is the largest attempted eviction of a native Palestinian population by Israel in decades. At the end of the process, all remaining Bedouin land claims will be erased from the state record.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:48 PM

1. What could POSSIBLY go wrong ?!!

 

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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:19 AM

2. Some people posting to I/P have been justifying this.

Their argument has been: this is *legal* according as Israeli law, and every Israeli citizen is equally subject to that law, so the Bedouin are being treated *equally* according as United Nations assertions regarding Universal and Inalienable Human Rights.

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