Negev, ALRAY - Israel is working on applying two colonizing schemes in Negev south of occupied Palestine, Atiya Alaasm ,the head of Regional Council of Arab villages and the Supreme Arabs committee, said.
He explained that Israel occupation undertook Prawer plan which will result in the destruction of more than 35 unrecognized villages in Al-Naqab and the forced expulsion and confinement of more than 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins. Israel will replace Bedouin villages with settlements units.
He noted that Israel plans to build 20 settlement units instead of Arab villages in Negev, " these schemes epitomizes the nature of Israel’s policy; Israeli-Jewish demographic expansion and Palestinian-Arab demographic containment," he said.
He went on saying that these plans go back to 1948, since when Israel applies several types of plans that all seeks to displace Palestinians from their homeland.
In 2012 Israel destroyed 1200 houses in Negev , and this number increased in 2013.
Injustice, humiliation and forced displacement are a recurring theme in Palestine’s history. "Palestinian people will oppose, resist and work against the continuous assault that our communities, across Palestine face'" Alaasm said.