Saturday, November 30, 2013

Israeli police attack anti-Prawer protests with tear gas, water cannons

Israeli occupation forces attack a Palestinian protester after a demonstration against the so-called Prawer plan at the gate of the Beit El settlement, near Ramallah, on November 30, 2013. (Photo: AFP - Abbas Momani) 
Israeli police on Saturday attacked thousands of protesters in the coastal city of Haifa and the desert village of Houra demonstrating against a draft law aimed at evicting Bedouin residents from the southern Negev.
Protests against the so-called Prawer bill – which would forcibly evict up to 40,000 Bedouins, demolish about 40 villages and confiscate more than 700,000 dunams of Negev land – also took place in the West Bank, Gaza and across at least 14 other countries.
The draft legislation of the bill was adopted by Israel's parliament in a first reading in June but it has to pass two more readings before it becomes law.

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