Thousands protest controversial Beduin resettlement plan

Political climate grows more tense as Prawer Bill draws regional, int'l condemnation; police arrest 28; 15 police officers wounded in clashes with demonstrators; Liberman: Situation in the South "catastrophic".

November 30, 2013 21:25
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A protester rolls a burning tire towards police during a demonstration against the Prawer plan.

Prawer plan protests November 30, 2013 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner)


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Beduin Israelis and their supporters throughout the country staged protest demonstrations on Saturday against the controversial Prawer resettlement plan.

Police said by 8 p.m. they had arrested 28 people and that 15 police officers were lightly hurt, including Coastal District Commander Haggai Dotan and the spokeswoman of the Negev subdistrict Navah Tabo and an officer from the Central District who they said was stabbed in the leg by a protester.

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