Israeli Arabs and supporters of the Beduin community protested in front of the
Knesset on Monday in opposition to the Prawer-Begin plan, which was scheduled to
be presented for its first reading.
The vote ended up being
Israeli-Arab party Balad sent a letter to the ambassadors of
foreign countries calling on them to intervene and stop the demolition of Beduin
homes and the implementation of the government’s Prawer-Begin plan, which seeks
a compromise by legalizing 63 percent of Beduin-claimed land and regulating
their settlement in the Negev.
The letter calls for their governments to
put pressure on the Israeli government to stop “the demolitions and land
confiscations” and to recognize their “ownership of the land.” Balad sent the
missive last week, requesting urgent intervention following the demolition of 18
Beduin structures in Atir-Umm al- Hiran by the government earlier this