Thousands unite to rage against Israel's Prawer Plan

Thousands of people will gather to protest against Israel's Prawer Plan on Saturday.

Thousands unite to rage against Israel's Prawer Plan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Palestinians will gather in several cities within Palestine and around the world on Saturday to protest against Israel's Prawer Plan.

A joint Israeli-Palestinian activist organization, the Alternative Information Center, called on all who "oppose ethnic cleansing, displacement and confinement in the 21st century" to attend the protests.

Israel classifies approximately 40 villages in the Negev Desert as "unrecognized," arguing that the roughly 53,000 Arab Bedouins living there cannot prove their ownership of the land.

Israeli authorities have repeatedly demolished Bedouin homes in the area.

The UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon issued a statement on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People calling for Israel to call off plans to expand building in the settlements.

Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to restart peace talks this summer after a three-year diplomatic stalemate. In spite of the revival of negotiations, very little headway has been made on some of the most pressing issues obstructing a peace agreement. 

Last Mod: 30 Kasım 2013, 17:37
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