Prawer Plan

Demolition and Eviction of Bedouin Citizens of Israel in the Naqab (Negev)

The Prawer-Begin Plan is the latest iteration of Israeli government policy of dispossession and displacement of the indigenous Palestinian Arab Bedouin citizens living in the Naqab (Negev) desert in the south of Israel. 

It was first approved in September 2011, with minor revisions suggested by Minister Benny Begin approved in January 2013.  On 6 May, the Prawer-Begin Bill, which is the implementing legislation of the plan, was adopted by the government and is currently pending before the Knesset.  

If enacted into law and implemented, the Prawer-Begin Bill would result in the destruction of 35 “unrecognized” Bedouin villages in the Naqab and the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel from their land and homes.

Latest Updates
24/09/2014 - News | Press Releases
Adalah submitted reports to the UN HRC on the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel in general, and together with NCF on the rights of Arab Bedouin citizens in the Naqab.
07/01/2014 - News | Press Releases
Adalah: The government's conduct proves once again that the Prawer Plan is one-sided and dangerous.
12/12/2013 - News | Press Releases
Today, 12 December 2013, former Israeli cabinet minister Benny Begin announced at a press conference that the proposed Prawer-Begin Bill, the legislative arm of the discriminatory Prawer Plan, will...
03/12/2013 - News | Press Releases
On Saturday, 30 November 2013, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Haifa, Hura and Jerusalem to protest against the Prawer Plan. Police officers were deployed in huge numbers at the...
Publications and multimedia
15/05/2014 - News | Articles, Nadia Ben-Youssef
When news spread last December that Minister Benny Begin had recommended, and Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu had accepted, to halt the legislative process of the Prawer-Begin bill, neither the...
11/09/2013 - News | Articles
11 September 2013 marks two years since the Israeli government approved the Prawer Plan. The plan intends to uproot tens of thousands of Arab Bedouin citizens of Israel from their villages, to...
30/05/2013 - News | Articles, Yariv Mohar
The government of Israel is planning to invest roughly eight billion shekels in the relocation of approximately 40,000 rural Bedouin to overcrowded unemployment-stricken towns. Behind this plan...
30/05/2013 - News | Articles
An overview of the latest developments regarding the Prawer-Begin Bill, which if enacted into law and implemented, would lead to the eviction and destruction of most of the remaining unrecognized...
Legal Cases
24/01/2012 - Land Allocation and Housing Assistance
In 10/03, Adalah filed a petition and a motion for an injunction to the Supreme Court on behalf of the National Committee of Arab Mayors and in its own name against the Israel Lands Administration...
24/01/2012 - Land Allocation and Housing Assistance
Petition submitted in 10/04 against the Israel Lands Administration (ILA), the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and the Minister of Finance (MOF), demanding the cancellation of an ILA policy and a...
24/01/2012 - Land Allocation and Housing Assistance
Petition and motion for an injunction submitted to the Supreme Court in 10/05 in Adalah's name and on behalf an Arab Bedouin citizen of Israel against the Bedouin Development Agency (BDA), the...
International Advocacy
24/09/2014 - Press Releases
Adalah submitted reports to the UN HRC on the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel in general, and together with NCF on the rights of Arab Bedouin citizens in the Naqab.
08/11/2012 - Press Releases
On 6 November 2012, following a field visit to the Naqab (Negev) organized by Adalah, a delegation of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) issued a strong public statement condemning home...
29/07/2012 - Press Releases
(Haifa/Tel Aviv/Jerusalem) Friday, 27 July 2012, in a statement issued by the EU-Israel Association Council, the European Union (EU) sharply criticized Israel for a wide range of human rights...
08/07/2012 - Press Releases
On 5 July 2012, the European Parliament (EP) passed a historic resolution (291 to 274, with 39 abstentions) strongly condemning Israeli policies in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including forced...
UN ECOSOC