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#StopPrawlerPlan: Activists Against Destruction of Palestinian Villages Arrested in Israel

“Prawer shall not pass”, yelled hundreds of Palestinian and Israeli activists at a Day of Rage protest outside the Bedouin town of Hura, in the Negev desert. The protest was met with police force and activists were arrested, according to citizen media reports.

The Prawer-Begin plan, approved by the Israeli Knesset, could result in the destruction of more than 35 “unrecognised” villages and the forced expulsion of more than 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins in Al Naqab - or the Negev desert.

Other protests were held around the world in solidarity. However, protests in Gaza were banned, says Palestinian blogger Ola Anan [ar]:

Hamas has banned any activities in Gaza as part of the Prawer shall not pass events

A Day of Rage was organised today to protest the Prawer Plan, which if implemented would displace thousands of Palestinian Bedouins living in Al Naqab

A Day of Rage was organised today to protest the Prawer Plan, which if implemented would displace thousands of Palestinian Bedouins living in Al Naqab

Mariam Barghouti explains:

Israeli Elizabeth Tsurkov adds:

Tweet-Palestine claims a seven-year-old boy was arrested:

And, on YouTube, Muath Hamed shares this video showing the arrest of two protesters, near the settlement of BeitEal, north of Ramullah:

Among the activists arrested today is Maath Musleh. Omar Robert Hamilton shares this photograph of him smiling while being arrested:

Israeli journalist Joseph Dana doesn't anticipate international coverage of today's events. He tweets:

While Abir Kopty sees hope on the horizon:

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