"The indigenous Bedouin are the target, and their lands are required by the state in order to complete the implementation of a master plan for the Negev. The plan relegates the Bedouin to ghetto enclaves while allocating huge swathes of territory for Jewish suburban development and agricultural communities. The Negev is the final frontier inside Israel, the last tract of largely undeveloped land in the state. Israel has virtually completed the dismemberment of Palestinian lands in the center and north of the country, and now is consolidating the ‘Jewish redemption’ of the southern desert."
From an excellent article by Fred Schlomka a board member of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). Read the rest on this blog.