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    • zionist forever
    • 02.06.11 | 16:09 (IDT)

    What this is an example of is good old fashioned compulsory purchase something that goes on worldwide. The government wants to build a new highway your home is in the way they offer you money and order you to leave. If you refuse to take the compensation and go then the police can forcibly remove you. The highway is not going to be canceled because you don't want your property destroyed. In The government wants to develop the Negev but these Bedouin villages scattered all over the place are obstacles to development so they have to go. The Bedouin are being offered financial compensation and even new land where they can build legally. Israel is a small country and cannot just stop building because of 30,000 Bedouin in a country of 7.5 million don't want to leave their homes. Hopefully they will agree to leave but if not then they it will be done forcibly but the Negev will be developed and the Bedouin are going to have to live with that..

    from the article: Netanyahu's office promoting plan to relocate 30,000 Bedouin
    First published 01:37 02.06.11 | Last updated 01:37 02.06.11
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