This is from the blog of Abir Kopty:
The “High Follow-Up Committee for Arab citizens of Israel” announced a general strike on Monday July 15th,
and protests will take place in several Palestinian cities and
villages, calling to stop “Prawer Plan”, which aims to displace Arab
Bedouins in the Naqab (southern of historic Palestine).
The Prawer Plan aims to displace between 30,000 to 40,000 bedouins,
uproot approximately 40 villages and confiscate over 850,000 dunums of
land. For more info please click here and here.
The Plan is named after Ehud Prawer, Netanyahu’s director of
planning, who headed the Prawer commission which discussed planing
issues in the Naqab. The Prawer’s recommendation were approved by the
government in September. Two weeks ago Prawer’s bill passed first
reading in the Israeli Knesset.
For Palestinians the Nakba was never a one time event that happened
65 years ago. It’s an ongoing tragedy, ethnic cleansing and colonization
never stopped. Implementing Prawer Plan, with whatever justifications
Israel gives, should be viewed in that context.
The struggle to stop Prawer Plan should be massive and powerful,
confrontation with the state is inevitable. This is not just the
struggle of Palestinians 48, its the struggle of all parts of the
Palestinian people against the same power that keeps us divided,
continues to colonize our land and transfer our people, whether in lands
occupied in 1967 or in 1948.
Prawer plan is also a good example for those questioning “Apartheid”
in Israel and praising it’s “democracy”. It’s about time you understand
that concrete action is needed, join Palestine solidarity movements and
support efforts to Boycott, Divest and place Sanctions on Israel.