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Under the plan, up to 12,500 people could be forcibly relocated

A recent article in the Middle East Eye, entitled 'Legal experts condemn Israel’s planned transfer of Bedouin as potential war crime', details an Israeli government plan to transfer thousands of pastoralist Bedouin to the centralised township of Nweima (close to Jericho). If enacted, the plan would clear the land for new Israeli settlements. 

In the article, Professor Chatty joins other experts in arguing forcefully against the plan, calling it '"tantamount to ethnic cleansing'". They say that as an '"occupying power,'" Israel has the obligation to protect and support Bedouin welfare.   

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