Due to tree-planting crisis and riots Israel will stop Negev tree campaign

Ilana Curiel |
Published: 01.12.22, 14:21
After Bedouins staged violent protests against tree planting on disputed land in the Negev desert, the government said Wednesday it will halt the tree campaign.
The conflict divided the government, created disagreements, and Ra’am, the Islamist party threatened to withdraw its votes from the coalition.
As a result, sources close to Labor and Social Affairs Minister Meir Cohen, who is also in charge of the authority that regulates Bedouin settlement in the Negev, said that after continues talks with all relevant authorities, including Ra'am, the Negev tree planting project will be stipped, and during the day the heavy tools will be removed from the area.