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PHOTOS: 'Day of rage' against the Prawer Plan in five cities

In protest of the Prawer-Begin Plan, which if implemented, will result in the forced displacement of tens of thousands of Bedouin in the Negev desert, Bedouin and other activists organized a ‘day of rage.’ On Saturday November 30, demonstrations took place in the southern town of Hura, in Haifa, East Jerusalem, Ramallah and Jaffa. The following is the story of those protests, in photos.

Photos: Activestills.org

Bedouins and other activists shout slogans during a protest against the Israeli government’s Prawer Plan, on road 31 near Hura, on November 30, 2013.

Bedouins and other activists shout slogans during a protest against the Israeli government’s Prawer Plan, on road 31 near Hura, on November 30, 2013.

Protesters against the Prawer Plan at Day of Rage protests outside the Negev town of Hura, November 30, 2013.

Israeli police forces gathers to evacuate protesters, during a demonstration against the Prawer Plan at Day of Rage, outside the Negev town of Hura, November 30, 2013.

Mounted Israeli policemen chase a Bedouin youth during a protest against the Israeli government’s Prawer Plan, on road 31, near the town of Hura, Israel, on November 30, 2013.

Palestinian and international activists react to stun grenades thrown by Israeli forces during a Day Of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan in front of the Israeli settlement Bet El, Al Jalazun, West Bank, November 30, 2013.

Demonstrators run away from a police water canon during a Day Of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan, Haifa, Israel, November 30, 2013.

Demonstrators shouts slogans during a Day Of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan and watching an activist flagging the Palestinian flag, Haifa, Israel, November 30, 2013.

A demonstration climb an electric pole and place a Palestinian flag on top during a Day Of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan, Haifa, Israel, November 30, 2013.

An injured demonstrator is being evacuate during a Day Of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan, Haifa, Israel, November 30, 2013.

Protesters run away from tear gas canister shot at them by Israeli police during a Day of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin plan, Hura, Israel, November 30, 2013.

An injured demonstrator is being treat during a Day Of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan, Haifa, Israel, November 30, 2013.

Bedouin youth set tires barricade on fire during a protest against the Israeli government’s Prawer Plan, on road 31 on November 30, 2013 near the town of Hura, Israel.

Police shots tear gas at protestors at head level during Day of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan, near the town of Hura, November 30, 2013.

Bedouin youth through a police barricade into a fire during a protest against the Israeli government’s Prawer Plan, near the town of Hura, November 30, 2013.

Three arrested Beduin youth laying on the ground hand cuffed during a police raid on the main road on the town of Hura, after a Day of Rage protest, November 30, 2013.

An activist is arrested by Israeli forces during a Day Of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan in front of the Israeli settlement Bet El, Al Jalazun, West Bank, November 30, 2013.

A protester shouting slogans during the Day of Rage protest against the Prawer-Begin Plan, East Jerusalem, November 30, 2013.

Bedouin youth throw stones at Israeli police during a protest against the Israeli government’s Prawer Plan, on road 31 near Hura, Israel, November 30, 2013.

48′ Palestinians hold a protest in solidarity with arrestees and injured activists at the evening day of Rage protests against the Prawer-Begin plan, Jaffa, November 30, 2013. Protesters blocked main roads in Jaffa and protested until the late hours of the evening.

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  • COMMENTS

    1. Tcherkessi

      No comment needed

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    2. Tony Riley

      They aren’t “Palestinians”, they’re Israelis. That means they have to obey the law.

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      • David T

        That is, a law which priviliges Jews and discriminates against Nonjews.

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        • Tony Riley

          That makes no sense.

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      • anjie

        They are palestinians who live in israel who didnt gave up 8n the 48 war!!

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      • CigarButNoNice

        They’re Arab settler-colonists who should never have been allowed to stay on the Land of Israel after the Arab imperialist attempt to nip it in the bud and exterminate all its Jews to begin with; and now that they’re making demands of the Jewish state, they need to be kindly told that no-one’s forcing them to stay where they don’t like, and thereafter be cordially escorted to their indigenous territory, the Arabian Desert.

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        • Yoni

          CigarButNoNice – The Bedouin have been settling in the Negev Desert since before the Islamic conquests, more than one thousand years ago. Yet you say that they shouldn’t be able to stay now that the State of Israel exists? And the second part of your statement: no one’s forcing them to stay where they don’t like, and thereafter be cordially escorted to their indigenous territory, the Arabian Desert? The Nazis said that the Jews didn’t have to stay in Germany if they didn’t like it, and actively encouraged Jews to leave Germany and go to Palestine and Poland.

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          • CigarButNoNice

            If we’re talking about squatter rights, was it right or wrong when French colonists with 130 years of presence on Algerian soil had to leave in 1961? Bedouins are Arabs, and Arabs have no more a legitimate claim to the Land of Israel than a Thai has to Mozambique. Arabia is their homeland; let them return there instead of stealing Jewish land.

            As for the Nazi analogy, nice try, but the Nazis didn’t want the Jews off their land, they wanted the Jews out of the world. Much like the Islamofascist enemies of Israel you support. And, like the Nazis’ pretense of “standing up to the oppressed Sudeten Germans,” the anti-Zionists too hide their imperialist and genocidal designs under a moralistic cover, that of the fictitious “indigenous Palestinian nation” narrative.

            The truth will always out in the end.

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    3. Russell Luck

      You are right Tony it does not make sense!
      And if the law is against the purpose for which it was created, for the common good, it itself is invalid.
      Remember, everything Hilter did was legal within Germany’s laws at the time…

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    4. Peter Doris

      Powerful images of Palestinian People seeking justice.

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