Monday, April 2, 2012

Prawer Plan

Adalah and ACRI submitted a brief against the Prawer Plan this month. The controversial plan was formulated as a practical implementation of the Government's policy regarding the Bedouin, but opposition groups say the plan—moving beyond recommendations of previous committees to a positive effort at breaking up long-standing communities—will wreak havoc on the Bedouin of the Negev. A joint press releases states:
[T]he government is ignoring the facts and reality on the ground, failing to seriously examine alternatives, and proceeding with the clear intention of ousting the residents.  Such an implementation of the Prawer Plan would also constitute a gross violation of the residents’ rights under Israeli law to appeal against eviction and demolition orders as afforded to them by their constitutional rights to property, dignity and equality.
The organizations further contend that the Prawer Plan is simply a tool for furthering Jewification of the desert:
[T]he central tenant of the proposed law is the “concentration” of Bedouin in limited predefined areas which will force them to abandon their traditional agricultural livelihood, while industrial areas, a military base, and new Jewish settlements are expected to be established on the lands of the unrecognized Bedouin villages.  
Read the full press release here:

Learn more about the Prawer Plan from Adalah here:

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