Israel is scrapping a controversial draft law to relocate thousands of Bedouin residents of the Negev desert, an official said Thursday. Benny Begin, tasked with implementing the so-called Prawer Plan, said he had recommended to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "end the debate on the law" in parliament. "The prime minister accepted this proposal", he said at a Tel Aviv press conference, days after it emerged the governing coalition was divided on the proposed legislation.
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