Israel drops controversial Prawer Plan

AFP , Thursday 12 Dec 2013

Israel is scrapping a controversial draft law to relocate thousands of Bedouin residents of the Negev desert, an official said Thursday.

Benny Begin, tasked with implementing the so-called Prawer Plan, said he had recommended to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "end the debate on the law" in parliament.

"The prime minister accepted this proposal", he said at a Tel Aviv press conference, days after it emerged the governing coalition was divided on the proposed legislation.

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