December 1, 2013

CREATING HOMELANDS:

Israel's plan to forcibly resettle Negev Bedouins prompts global protests (Harriet Sherwood, 12/01/13, The Guardian)

Under the Prawer Plan, which is expected to pass into Israeli law by the end of the year, 35 "unrecognised" Bedouin villages will be demolished and between 40,000 and 70,000 people removed to government-designated towns. Israel says the proposal will bring benefits such as permanent housing and public services, but the majority of Bedouin says they do not want to give up their ancestral lands and way of life.

"We have been living here since before the creation of the state of Israel," Maqbul Saraya, 70, told Al Jazeera.

Posted by at December 1, 2013 2:33 PM
  

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