Sign our letter against the Prawer Plan
“Earlier this year, the Israeli Knesset approved the Prawer-Begin plan. If implemented, this plan will result in the destruction of more than 35 Palestinian towns and villages in Al-Naqab (Negev) in the south of Israel and the expulsion and confinement of up to 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins. It means forced displacement of Palestinians from their homes and land, and systematic discrimination and separation. The Israeli government is pushing ahead with this plan despite the Palestinian Bedouin community’s complete rejection of the plan, and condemnation from human rights groups.
Palestinians are today (30 November) holding mass demonstrations in Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territory to oppose the Prawer Plan and urge international governments to take action capable of pressuring Israel to abandon the plan.
The UK government emphasises that it has raised concerns about the forced displacement of Bedouin Palestinians ‘at the highest levels’. Yet such statements ring hollow when the UK government continues to export arms to Israel and continues its ties with the Israeli government and industry.
It is time for the UK government to make its relationship with Israel conditional on respect for human rights and international law and take concrete action to hold Israel to account. ”