Netanyahu vows to advance Beduin resettlement plan despite violent protests

28 arrested, 15 police officers wounded in protests against Prawer bill; Southern District chief: There is an attempt to start a war here.

November 30, 2013 23:20
A BEDUIN PROTESTER carries a burning tire during clashes with police in the southern village of Hura

Prawer-Begin bill protest 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Beduin Israelis and their supporters staged violent protests in several locations across the country on Saturday against the controversial Prawer-Begin resettlement bill currently being debated in the Knesset.

Clashes between police and demonstrators were reported, inter alia, at the Hura Junction in the Negev, in Haifa and in east Jerusalem. Some 15 police officers were lightly wounded and 30 protesters were arrested.

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