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The Prawer Plan

Decision No. 2491 (28.10.2007) mandated that the Housing Minister appoint a committee to develop recommendations for the government, regarding policies to regulate Bedouin settlement in the Negev. In January 2008, after a thorough examination of the Goldberg Commission Report (a report designed to regulate Bedouin settlement in the Negev), the government approved Decision No. 4411 (referred to as the “Accountability Policy Proposal for Regulating Bedouin Settlement in the Negev”). This Decision called for the government to appoint a team to implement the recommendations of the Goldberg Commission Report and regulate Bedouin settlement. Minister Ehud Prawer was assigned to this team and appointed as Head of Policy Planning under the Prime Minister. On May 31, 2011, the implementation team submitted its recommendations, which have been referred to as the Prawer Plan. On September 11, 2011, the Israeli cabinet approved the Prawer Plan.


Latest Updates


  • 24/06/2013 – Prawer Bill passed its first reading in the Knesset. Forty-three supported it, while 40 opposed it.
  • 06/05/2013 – The Bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation.
  • 27/01/2013 – The Bill was approved in a cabinet meeting.


Join the struggle


Every Monday at 17:00 at the Teachers’ Center in Beer Sheva, there is a demonstration to oppose the Prawer Bill.


Position Papers

Position Paper:  The Prawer-Begin Bill and the Forced Displacement of the Bedouin

Position Paper Regarding Legislative Ministry Committee’s Approval of the Prawer Plan: A Mistake that Must be Corrected Immediately!

Position Paper Concerning Minister Benny Begin’s Revisions to the Prawer Plan Prepared by the Negev Coexistence Forum

Position Paper of the Negev Coexistence Forum Regarding the Prawer Plan



 The Beginning of the End for Israel’s Negev Bedouin Culture?

Negev Bedouins Mobilise Against Displacement

Systematic Displacement: Attir and Israel’s “Bedouin Problem”

Desert Divisions

Draft Law Passed to Regulate Beduin Settlement

Israeli Government Seeks to Settle Bedouin Issue Once and for All

Israel’s “New West Bank”: New plan reveals gov’t relocating Bedouins in Negev Desert to create Jewish contiguity south of the West Bank

Uprooting 30,000 Bedouin in Israel

UN panel urges Israel to shelve ‘racist’ Bedouin relocation plan

Israel plans to displace 30,000 Bedouin Israeli citizens

Bedouins get mobilized as Israel pushes them off their land (Part 1)

Bedouin seek US support against relocation plan

Thousands protest plan for relocation of Negev Bedouin

The worst day in a Bedouin’s life

Cabinet approves plan to relocate Negev Bedouin

Right, Left infuriated by plans to resettle Negev Bedouin

Nat’l security adviser to rethink plan for Negev Bedouin


Press Releases


Press Release: The Knesset Approves the Highly Devastating Prawer-Begin Bill in First Voting Round

PRESS RELEASE: NCF Position on Begin Plan

PRESS RELEASE: UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights vows to pressure Israel on Arab-Bedouin rights violations


Updates and Events

Attorney Shedah Ibn Bari spoke about the Prawer-Begin Bill before the Human Rights Sub-Committee of the European Parliament

Demonstration Next Thursday!

Update: Prawer-Begin Bill and the Forced Displacement of the Bedouin

Just A Week After the Ministerial Committee on Legislation Approved the Prawer Plan….

Letter from the Ministry of Construction and Housing re: our Counter-Claims Report and Demolition Report

UN: Forced relocation and eviction of Bedouin is unacceptable

State responds to CCPR Concluding Observations

NCF demands implementation of UN HRC’s Concluding Observations from gov’t

Forum reports back to UN human rights bodies

Praver Plan consultation meetings




27-06-19 - for the 144 timeal-ʿArāgīb, an unrecognized Bedouin village west of Route 40 - The entire village was demolished

15-06-19 - az-Zarnūg, an unrecognized Bedouin village near Segev Shalom- One house was demolished

All Demolitions