Israel approves plan to relocate 30,000 Bedouin from unrecognized villages

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Israel approves plan to relocate 30,000 Bedouin from unrecognized villagesPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet on Sunday approved a plan to relocate tens of thousands of Bedouin from their unrecognized villages into settlements with official state status.

The plan emerges from the Prawer Report, drafted to find a solution to the problem of unrecognized villages in the Negev.

As part of the plan, some 20,000 to 30,000 Bedouon will be relocated to recognized settlements including Rahat, Khura and Ksayfe. The plan also includes financial compensation for those relocated, as well as  alternate plots of land. The program is estimated to cost the state NIS 6.8 billion.

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