Rahat mayor demands end to tree planting

The mayor of Rahat, an Arab-majority city in southern Israel, demands the government end tree planting in the south, amid violent protests and government infighting over the KKL-JNF program.

“The government must stop the planting in the Negev immediately. Residential areas are more important than planting trees,” Fayez Abu Sahiban tells Army Radio.

“The Bedouins are the ones that caused Ra’am to be part of the Bennett government, and if the government doesn’t solve this issue, the Bedouin won’t have oxygen to keep going.”

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