Israel enforces apartheid, ethnically cleanses 70,000 Palestinians.

‘Day of rage’: Police, protesters clash in Israel at plans to evict 40,000 Bedouins

Hundreds gathered in Israel on Saturday to rally against the government’s plans to resettle some 40,000 Bedouins. The proposal has triggered accusations of “discrimination” and “ethnic cleansing” from activist groups, also sparking a protest in the UK.
The demonstrations were organized as part of an international “Day of Rage” against the proposed law which would arrange for Bedouin settlements to be created in southern Israel’s Negev Desert, also known as the Prawer-Begin plan.
The Prawer Plan would see up to 40,000 (according to local media) and up to 70,000 (according to the Guardian) Bedouin removed from their homes in Negev, southern Israel. The plan also provided for the demolition of about 40 villages and confiscation of 70,000 hectares of land. 
The Israeli government has said the Bedouins will be re-homed and granted compensation for the move. However, the UK-based charity, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said that the plan heralds “the forced displacement of Palestinians from their homes and land, and systematic discrimination and separation.”

On Saturday, the international “Day of Rage” which was proclaimed by rights groups prompted protests across Israel, in both Gaza City and in East Jerusalem, in addition to the UK.
In the Negev village of Houra, clashes broke out at the main demonstration where about 1,200 protesters had gathered. The action started out peacefully with people chanting against “fascism”, Haaretz reports. But eventually some protesters started throwing stones at police.
The Israeli police responded with tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon. Eleven protesters got detained, with ten police injured and a number of police vehicles damaged by stones.
The draft legislation was adopted by the country’s parliament, the Knesset, at its first reading in June, but still has two more readings in the Knesset before it becomes law.
On Sunday morning , Haaretz revealed that the World Zionist Organization’s Settlement Division has also been devising a plan to settle more Jews in Galilee in order to establish a balance with the Arab population.  The Settlement Division has been contacting a number of planning firms, according to letters seen by the paper, suggesting that they bid on a tender to produce a development policy document which will map the absorption of 100,000 new residents in central Galilee, with the intention of “giving expression to Israeli sovereignty through settlement activity” and “enhance the demographic balance.” 

Protest in UK

There were also protests across the UK as Britons took to the streets to voice their anger at Israeli plans, while 50 high-profile British artists, writers, and musicians added their signatures to an open letter to the Israeli government denouncing the proposal.
The group published a letter in the Guardian on November 29 condemning the plan and urging the UK government to act. The letter contains the signatures of 50 public figures supporting the cause. 
The document calls for immediate action from the British government, urging harsh measures rather than the usual diplomatic rhetoric. 

“There can be no ‘business as usual’ with a state which is preparing to ethnically cleanse 70,000 people. It’s time to start challenging Israel’s racism and apartheid policies,” the activist group wrote in the letter.

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5 Responses to “Israel enforces apartheid, ethnically cleanses 70,000 Palestinians.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I dont know if anyone reads these comments, but the way israel behaves is disgusting,
    and if you speak out you are killed off.
    Jesus Christ
    Lindberg baby
    yasser Arafat
    Gerald Bull
    King George V
    Yorg haider
    etc etc

  2. Anonymous says:

    why cant the jews just leave these people alone and carry on with their blatent boy-nobbing.

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