Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes about the devastating impacts of the Prawer Plan on Bedouin communities if the proposal becomes law in the latest Third Way Cafe.
If fully implemented, the plan could destroy as many as 35 Bedouin villages and displace up to 70,000 people from their homes. Although Bedouins comprise 30 percent of the population in the Negev, the Prawer Plan would reduce Bedouin ownership of land from 5 percent to 1 percent. Meanwhile, plans are being put in place for 10 new Israeli agricultural settlements on the land that will be cleared.
Read more about this plan here and urge the U.S. to promote just policies in Palestine and Israel!