Live blog: Protests across Israel/Palestine against Prawer Plan

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Protests were planned across Israel and Palestine Monday against the Prawer-Begin Plan, which if implemented, will displace tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens of Israel from their villages and homes in the Negev.

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Protests were planned in Beer Sheva in the morning. At 4 p.m., protests were planned in Gaza City, Ramallah, Hebron and Nablus. In the evening, demonstrations were expected to take place in Umm al-Fahm, Sakhnin, Jaffa and Jerusalem.

In addition to the demonstrations, Palestinians activists and civil society called for a general strike to protest the Prawer-Begin Plan.


Update (5:53 p.m.):

A second protest took place in Gaza against the Prawer-Begin Plan to displace Negev Bedouin Monday afternoon. Roughly 100 people gathered in the Unknown Soldier Square (al-Jundi Square) with signs and chants against the Prawer Plan and Israel.

Update: (5:40 p.m.):

Some 1,000 protesters were blocking an intersection in Sakhnin in protest of the Prawer Plan. Another protest started at the same time in Umm al-Fahm.

Update: (4:28 p.m.):

Several hundred Palestinians in Ramallah began marching in solidarity with Bedouin Palestinians in the Negev Monday afternoon. Similar protests took place earlier in the day in Beer Sheva and were scheduled to begin in cities across the West Bank and Israel.

Update (1:50 p.m.):

Several hundred Palestinians in Gaza City protested against the Prawer Plan outside the ICRC offices in the city Monday morning. The protest, which was associated with the PFLP, took place alongside a weekly vigil for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. A dedicated anti-Prawer protest was scheduled to take place later in the day in al-Jundi Square.

Update (1:15 p.m.): Police arrested a total of 14 people at the Beer Sheva protest against the Prawer Plan, civil rights group Adalah reported.

The following video appears to show the beginning of the arrests at the demonstration (around the 0:58 second mark):

Update (11:35 a.m.): Police forcefully broke up the protest in Beersheva against the Prawer Plan, arresting around 10 people. More updates to come.