Israeli government seeks to settle Bedouin issue once and for all
A new bill addresses disputed ownership of thousands of acres in the Negev, offering Bedouin residents compensation while leaving the state with vast swaths of land that it had expropriated for various purposes.
Countless reports, resolutions and action plans have failed over the years to address the complicated issue of recognizing Bedouin villages in the Negev. It's the new government's job to implement the previous cabinet's plan, and many observers say this is the last chance to solve the problem effectively.
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