The Prawer Plan is the latest iteration of Israeli government policy of dispossession and displacement of the indigenous Palestinian Arab Bedouin citizens living in the Naqab (Negev) desert in the south of Israel.
The plan was first approved in September 2011, with minor revisions suggested by Minister Benny Begin approved in January 2013. On May 6, the Prawer-Begin Bill, which is the implementing legislation of the plan, was adopted by the government and is currently pending before the Knesset.
If enacted into law and implemented, the Prawer-Begin Bill would result in the destruction of 35 “unrecognized” Bedouin villages in the Naqab and the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel from their land and homes. Continue reading “Stop the Prawer Plan”