[December 16, 2013] The Prawer Plan may not be shelved after all, reports +972. Just four days after the co-author of the Prawer law, Benny Begin, announced the halting of the bill which would see the internal displacement of some 40,000 Bedouin in the Negev, the former Israeli army general who heads the unit which is to implement the â€śrelocationâ€ť told Haaretz, Monday, that he has not received any instructions to shelve the plan and is continuing efforts towards its implementation.
Major General (res.) Doron Almog added that Begin can claim whatever he wants, but that the bill is still in the legislative process. According to Israel Radio, Minister of Agriculture Yair Shamir (son of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and a member of right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party) is taking over the responsibility of overseeing the Prawer Plan from Benny Begin.