Bedouin Slam Israel's Land Offer as 'Back-room Deal'

State's offer to settle Bedouin land ownership claims in the Negev in return for the their agreement to relocate from 'unrecognized' villages attacked by rightists claiming it would give them too much land.

The government Sunday approved an offer to settle Bedouin land ownership claims in the Negev in return for the Bedouin's agreement to relocate from "unrecognized" villages into those established by the state. However, the decision was immediately slammed both by Bedouin activists, who said the proposal did not give them enough land, and by right-wingers, who said the offer gave the Bedouin too much...