Thousands of Arabs Protest Israeli Plan


arabs-protestThousands of Arab citizens of both Israel and Palestine protested yesterday in the West Bank and East Jerusalem against a plan by the Israeli government to relocate Bedouins from the Negev desert to urban communities.

Twenty-eight protesters were arrested and at least 15 police officers were injured, including one who was stabbed.

Known as the Prawer Plan, Israeli officials insist the agreement was reached after consultation with Bedouin leaders, but many Bedouins disagree, saying they will lose up to 200,000 acres of land and more than 400,000 people will be forcibly relocated. Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu praised the police response. Read more.

{ Israel News Bureau}


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