Next day of rage against Prawer Plan: January 9th

The next day of rage against Prawer Plan will arrive with a demonstration to take place on January 9th. While Ex-Minister Benny Begin announced two weeks ago that the Prawer Bill was shelved, on the ground, the discussions of the plan in the Israeli Knesset continue. On Thursday, January 9, another day of rage against Prawer Plan will take place, in front of the offices of the Authority for the Regulation of Bedouin Settlement in the Negev (Negev Center) in Be’er-Sheva.

STOP PRAWER PLAN ( Photo: NCF-Negev Coexistence Forum)

( Photo: NCF-Negev Coexistence Forum)

Almost a month passed since the last day of rage against the Prawer Plan, which took place on the 30th of November. Yet, in addition to the arrests that were held during the demonstration, the police continue to arrests and detain participants to this day. According to a police report, on last Tuesday, December 24th, 23 participants from the day of rage were detained for interrogation, and one of them is still under arrest. It is important to state that some of the protesters that were released, are still under house arrest, and their movement is still restricted. One of the detainees who was released from house arrest this week, is banned from the Negev and is not allowed to attend any demonstration at all. Negev Coexistence Forum (NCF) demands that the police stop using arrests and interrogations in order to frighten and intimidate protesters from attending demonstrations and from protesting against the Prawer Plan. Freedom of speech is a basic right and any attempt to deny it is just inacceptable.

Another new house demolitions in the Negev: December 26 – one nursery was demolished in Rahat’s industrial zone; December 26 –One house was demolished in the Bedouin unrecognized village of Khirbat Alwatan, South of route 31 and on the same day Al-Arakib, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, the village was demolished for the 58th time.

Click here for NCF’s full list of house demolitions in the Negev



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