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Taleb el-Sana, a Bedouin member of the Israeli Knesset (parliament), is from Lakiya village in the Negev. He warns of a potential "Bedouin Intifada" if the Prawer Plan is implemented, which would result in the displacement of some 40,000 people from their homes. "We are not against the state," he says, "we're against the policy of the state." Alsana describes the Prawer Plan as "ethnic clearance" and "a new Nakhba in the Negev." He insists that recognizing Bedouin villages is in Israel's long-term best interest; that "what's good for the Bedouin is also good for the Jews;" and that the issues should be solved by negotiation between the government and the Bedouin communities.