LIVE BLOG | Protests to #StopPrawerPlan – In Photos and Videos

Aug 1, 2013
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West Bank – Demonstration against racial Praver scheme in solidarity with the people of the Negev – Photos by Shadi Hatem – Raya

Photos by Zeidan Mahmoud

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From Naqab to Bil’in, Ethnic Cleansing is Obscene!
Photo by Daleen Elshaer
Protesting in DC against The Prawer Plan, which aims to ethnically cleanse over 50,000 Palestinian Bedouins from Naqab.

Zionist bystanders were intimidated by us and the FBI police & DC police followed us all over DC!

New York


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Stop Prawer Plan protest Jerusalem police force & arrest

Aug. 1, 2013- JERUSALEM: At peaceful STOP PRAWER PLAN demonstration, boarder patrol forces ran into crowd, some on horseback and arrested at least one person who did not appear to be doing anything, shown in this video. The police also thew flash grenades at crowd. The protest took place outside Damascus Gate and there were many bystanders, including women, children and infants, present where the grenades fell. 1 woman reported to have been trampled by police horse (unconfirmed).

Stop Prawer Plan protests in Amman – Jordan

Stop au Plan Prawer / Action KKL Bordeaux

Published on Aug 1, 2013

En septembre 2011 , le gouvernement israélien approuve le plan prawer.
En juin 2013, la Knesset, le parlement israélien approuve en première lecture le plan Prawer.
Le plan Prawer vise à expulser plus de 30 000 palestiniens, détruire 40 villages, et s’approprier 800 000 dunams de terre dans le Naqab.
Israel encourage des juifs à s’installer dans cette région pour continuer la colonisation de la Palestine et prévoit déjà la mise en place de 10 nouvelles colonies dans le naqab.

Israël utilise des arguments écologiques et environnementaux, planter des forets, faire fleurir le désert, pour justifier sa politique coloniale.
A ce titre, le KKL JNF joue un rôle central dans la dépossession des Palestiniens.
En effet cette organisation a été créé par le mouvement sioniste en 1901 dans l’objectif de s’approprier les terres des Palestiniens.

Le plan Prawer a entraîné de nombreuses protestations en Palestine. Ce 1er aout est un nouveau jours de colère dans plusieurs villes de Palestine pour dire stop a ce plan.

A Bordeaux, nous avons souhaité exprimer notre colère contre ce plan raciste
Nous avons ainsi enchaîné la porte du siège du KKL Bordeaux, qui organise des soirées coloniales.
Le KKL France est une organisation qui récolte des fonds pour la colonisation de la Palestine avec déduction d’impôt.
Il est temps de cesser cette incroyable exception dont jouissent nombre d’associations qui œuvrent en faveur de la colonisation israélienne et le font avec les deniers publics.
Pourquoi la France reconnaît-elle au KKL un quelconque « caractère d’intérêt général »qui permet les déductions d’impôt ?

Pourquoi la France reçoit en grande pompe les dirigeants israéliens et pourquoi favoriser le renforcement des relations dans les domaines économiques, militaires, académique, culturel et sportifs avec un état qui bafoue les droits les plus fondamentaux?

Au contraire, nous pensons que la France doit prendre position contre le plan Prawer et plus largement contre la politique d’apartheid menée par Israël.
Nous continuerons donc de participer à la campagne de boycott, désinvestissement sanction pour que cesse l’impunité dont jouit Israël.

Génération Palestine Bordeaux

Related in Media

  • Aug 1, 2013 | August 1st “day of anger” rallies against Prawer plan – PIC
  • Aug 1, 2013 | Um al-Fahem: Activists protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan, a governmental plan – Source
  • Aug 1, 2013 | Hundreds rally in Negev against Israeli plan to displace Bedouins – Source
  • Aug 1, 2013 | Demo against Zionist Prawer plan at Kufr Qara’ village near Haifa earlier today in occupied Palestine | Source
  • Aug 1, 2013 | One child arrested at Jerusalem demonstration against Prawer Plan – 972 Magazine
  • Aug 1, 2013 | August 1 solidarity demo against Prawer plan, London – Jews for Justice for Palestinians
  • Aug 2, 2013 | Army Attacks Nonviolent Protesters In Jerusalem – IMEMC
  • Aug 2, 2013 | Hundreds protest Bedouin displacement in the Negev – 972 Magazine

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Full text of the Prawer Plan

The Prawer Plan: What you need to know




Hisham Amor & Khaled Nasasra, both minors, arrested at #StopPrawerPlan demo in Naqab (negev)

What is the Prawer Plan

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Demolition and Eviction of Bedouin Citizens of Israel in the Naqab (Negev) – The Prawer Plan


On 24 June 2013, the Israeli Knesset approved the discriminatory Prawer-Begin Bill, with 43 votes for and 40 votes against, for the mass expulsion of the Arab Bedouin community in the Naqab (Negev) desert in the south of Israel.If fully implemented, the Prawer-Begin Plan will result in the destruction of 35 “unrecognized”Arab Bedouin villages, the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Arab Bedouin citizens of Israel, and the dispossession of their historical lands in the Naqab. Despite the Arab Bedouin community’s complete rejection of the plan and strong disapproval from the international community and human rights groups, the Prawer Plan is happening now.

The Prawer-Begin Bill is an unacceptable proposition that entrenches the state’s historic injustice against its Bedouin citizens. Adalah and our NGO partners have been challenging the Prawer Plan before courts, government authorities and the international community, but we need your help to stop what would be the largest single act of forced displacement of Arab citizens of Israel since the 1950s!

Please sign our petition and visit our Facebook page to find out what you can do to Stop the Prawer Plan!

What is the Prawer Plan?

Arab Bedouin citizens of Israel, inhabitants of the Naqab (Negev) desert since the seventh century, are the most vulnerable community in Israel. For over 60 years, the indigenous Arab Bedouin have faced a state policy of displacement, home demolitions and dispossession of their ancestral land. Today, 70,000 Arab Bedouin citizens live in 35 villages that either predate the establishment of the State in 1948, or were created by Israeli military order in the early 1950s. The State of Israel considers the villages “unrecognized” and the inhabitants “trespassers on State land,” so it denies the citizens access to state infrastructure like water, electricity, sewage, education, health care and roads. The state deliberately withholds basic services from these villages to “encourage” the Arab Bedouin citizens to give up their ancestral land. If Israel applied the same criteria for planning and development that exist in the Jewish rural sector, all 35 unrecognized villages would be recognized where they are.
In September 2011, the Israeli government approved the Prawer Plan, the brainchild of former Deputy Chair of the National Security Council, Mr. Ehud Prawer. The Prawer Plan will result in the destruction of the unrecognized villages and the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Arab Bedouin citizens. This plan was completed without consultation of the local community, and is a gross violation of the constitutional rights of the Arab Bedouin citizens to property, dignity, equality, adequate housing, and freedom to choose their own residence.

Prawer is Happening Now
Despite complete rejection of the plan by the Arab Bedouin, and strong disapproval from the international community, Prawer is happening now. More than 1,000 houses were demolished in 2011 alone, and civil society observed the same practices in 2012. Since Prawer was announced, the government announced plans that will displace over 10,000 people and plant forests, build military centers, and establish new Jewish settlements in their place.

The Prawer Plan is today being turned into an Israeli law. On 6 May 2013, the Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved the proposed “Law for the Regulation of Bedouin Settlement in the Negev – 2013” (“the Prawer-Begin Bill”, after recommendations by Minister Benny Begin were included). On 24 June 2013, the Knesset approved the Prawer-Begin Bill with 43 votes for and 40 votes against. The bill will now be sent to the Committee for Interior Affairs and Environment to be prepared for the second and third readings.

The international community has repeatedly expressed its opposition to the Prawer Plan. In March 2012, the UN Committee on the Elimination for Racial Discrimination called on Israel to withdraw the proposed implementing legislation of the Prawer Plan, on the grounds that it was discriminatory. In July 2012, the European Parliament passed a historic resolution calling on Israel to Stop the Prawer Plan and its policies of displacement, eviction, and dispossession.

Adalah calls on the Israeli government to:
  • Cancel the Prawer Plan
  • Recognize the “unrecognized villages” and the land claims of the indigenous Arab Bedouin community
  • Halt home demolitions and forced evictions
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue with the Arab Bedouin community and the Arab political leadership to justly resolve the land claims
  • Invest in greater health, education, and employment opportunities for Arab Bedouin citizens of Israel

Find out More:

Factsheet: Myths and Misconceptions about the Arab Bedouin in the Naqab
Article: Four Reasons to Reject the Prawer Plan, by Dr. Thabet Abu Rass and Professor Oren Yiftachel

Briefing/Position Papers:
Briefing Paper: Understanding the Prawer Plan Law, 2012
Briefing Paper: Analysis of the Prawer Plan, October 2011


International responses
EMHRN Statement: Time for EU action on Prawer Bill, 2 July 2013
UN CERD Calls on Israel to Withdraw the Prawer Plan Law, 15 March 2012
European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling on Israel to Stop the Prawer Plan

Press Releases

Related in Media

  • ‘When I look at the Prawer Plan, I see another Nakba’ – Source
  • 2005: advisor to Peres already told US Negev “development” plan meant “relocation” of 65,000 Bedouin – Source
  • All the Facts About Bedouin Settlement of the Negev ~ by Rabbis for Human Rights
  • Adalah “Palestinian community prepares for General Strike against the Prawer Plan, get to know the people – Source
  • Every Red Dot on map: 1 of Palestine’s towns eradicated from earth. Now Israel wants to eradicate 45 more towns. – Source
  • Stand with @rhreng and support Bedouin rights! – Source
  • July 20, 2013 | Amnesty International labels Prawer-Begin Bill as racist – More
  • July 21, 2013 |Three Myths about the Bedouin ~ Rabbis for Humanrights

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… ~ The Facts

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