Arrested Prawer Bill Protesters Still Detained

August 9, 2013 12:34 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0
09 Aug
12:34 PM

Several protesters arrested during Monday’s nation-wide demonstrations against the Prawer-bill are still being kept in detention, and are awaiting charges. On Tuesday nine arrested in the Galilee got their remand extended to six more days. Tuesday’s demonstrations were held against the passing of the so-called Prawer-bill that would legalize the expulsion of the Bedouins from over 80,000 hectares of land in the Negev dessert.

The bill, that many have called “the biggest ethnic cleansing since the Nakba in 1948”, spurred protests in over 16 communities north of historic Palestine, as well as in the occupied West Bank.

The biggest protest was held in Beersheba, where 2 policemen were allegedly injured and 15 protestors were arrested.

More arrests have also been carried out Tuesday in several other cities, including in the West Bank, Many of the detained are facing charges related to what was subbed as ‘violence’.

The Akko Magistrate Court decided to extend remain of nine suspects arrested in Galilee yesterday, to six more days, Israeli Ynet News has reported on Tuesday afternoon.

More Protesters will likely face charges once the Israeli Prosecution files indictments.

The “Prawer plan” calls for annexing more than 700.000 Dunams (185329 acres) and displacing the residents by demolishing 14 villages in the area.

All unrecognized villages in the Negev are under continuing Israeli attacks and violations, as Tel Aviv does not recognize the residents’ right to live on their land — land they inhabited long before the 1948 creation of the state of Israel in historic Palestine.

Unrecognized villages in the Negev are under continuing Israeli attacks and violations, as Tel Aviv does not recognize the residents’ right to live on their land — land they inhabited long before the 1948 creation of the state of Israel in historic Palestine.

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