Bedouin Leaders Mobilize Against Israeli Bill Meant to Relocate Communities

Community leaders say they'll go to UN to foil plan approved by ministerial committee which would uproot them from their Negev homes and resettle them in recognized villages.

Bedouin leaders of unrecognized communities in the Negev held an emergency meeting Wednesday night in order to fight a bill that they say would compel them to leave their current homes. The meeting follows the decision of a ministerial committee to approve a bill to regulate Bedouin settlement in the Negev.