Beduin resettlemnt protest IDF 521.
(photo credit: Reuters)
Condemnation of the Prawer-Begin Plan for Beduin resettlement in the Negev,
which is currently being debated in the Knesset, has brought unlikely unity
among different groups in opposition of the bill, but with a large variance of
opinion.In the aftermath of protests last week, which saw violent
clashes at the Hura Junction in the Negev, in east Jerusalem and in Haifa, those
in opposition to the Prawer- Begin Plan were split over whether the bill
magnified a dispute over land claims that should be settled legally, or if this
was part of Israel’s ongoing discrimination not only against Beduin, but against
all Arab minorities in the Jewish state.