First of all, let me start by saying “Thank you” The combined efforts of RHR and our coalition partners led to some 2,500 letters being sent to Ministers Lapid and Livni, asking them not to send to the Knesset legislation that will lead to the forced transfer of up to 40,000 Negev Bedouin, and the theft of much of their land.
Sadly, the Ministerial Committee did decide to send legislation, meaning that we need at least 5,000 letters when we ask them next week to reconsider. We and our coalition partners are succeeding in making an issue out of what had been a non-issue in Israel, and that is an important start (Read Here, and Here).
However, before we return to the Bedouin, the military’s Civil Administration in the Occupied Territories is holding a hearing on Sundaythat could determine the fate of Susya. As a counter to settler demands to demolish Palestinian Susya, the High Court granted us the opportunity to submit a building and zoning master plan that would allow the residents of Susya to build legally on their lands – a plan that should have existed long ago, but is almost inconceivable when the Israeli army is given the “White man’s burden” of planning for Palestinians.