A Bedouin woman of the Al-Qiyaan tribe stands while working outside her house on December 5, 2013 at the Bedouin village of Umm Al-Hiran, Israel. (GETTY/URIEL SINAI)
Facing international pushback, numerous demonstrations and a lack of transparency, Israel’s controversial Prawer Plan has now been shelved. The bill would have relocated tens of thousands of Bedouins from the Negev. Critics described it as “ethnic cleansing," but proponents claimed it would have provided Bedouins with better opportunities and living conditions. But with revelations that the Israeli minister behind the plan never received approval from Bedouin communities, division grew within the Knesset. And on Thursday it was finally announced that it would be halted. So is this a victory for Bedouins or merely a delay? Join us at 19:30 GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Amal Elsana Alhjooj
Arab Jewish Center for Equality
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