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Minister said to broker deal to halt Negev forestation work rattling coalition

Welfare Minister Meir Cohen at the ministry's offices in Jerusalem, December 29, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Welfare Minister Meir Cohen at the ministry's offices in Jerusalem, December 29, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Yesh Atid Minister Meir Cohen has brokered an agreement to halt forestation work in the Negev that sparked a coalition crisis and was met with violent protests by Bedouin residents of southern Israel, Hebrew media reports.

According to the reports, the deal will see the tree-planting program stopped, KKL-JNF tractors leave and the sides hold fast-track negotiations to resolve the matter.

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