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EMHRN:: Discriminatory bill to evict tens of thousands of Bedouin communities in Israel from their ancestral lands

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2 July 2013

Brussels, 2 July 2013 - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) condemns the approval of the discriminatory Prawer-Begin Bill, which passed its first reading by a vote of 43 to 40 in the Israeli parliament (Knesset) on Monday 24 June 2013.
This bill constitutes the implementing legislative arm of a government-approved plan, parts of which have already been put in practice, to displace tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens, who are part of the Palestinian Arab minority of Israel, from their homes and ancestral lands in the Naqab (Negev) desert in southern Israel.
EMHRN urges the EU leaders to immediately, strongly and publicly take a tough stance against this plan.