Publisher's note: We tend to get very focused on our own problems and forget that what happens in the mid-east makes a major impact on what happens to us. It doesn't take much for such a 'minor' spark to become a major blaze in that region of the world.
Arutz Sheva: The socio-economic gap between Jews and Bedouin has turned the Negev into “a powderkeg,” warned Sigal Moran, head of the Bnei Shimon regional council in the Negev, in an interview with Arutz Sheva.
Moran suggested that the government start with the “carrot” of improved living conditions in authorized, planned cities before moving to the “stick” of destroying illegal encampments.
“Let them improve the quality of life in the towns first… Then they can talk about evacuating unauthorized settlement,” she said.
The government is planning to implement the “Prawer plan,” which will authorize many illegal Bedouin towns and expand existing Bedouin cities, but will also evacuate several illegal towns. Several Arab and Bedouin groups have denounced the plan as racist and have joined “Day of Rage” events in protest; the Islamic Movement in particular has denounced Israel as “fascist” over the proposal.Add a comment