Minister for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee Silvan Shalom has approved 10 lone farms in the Negev. The 10 farmers given approval may now request state land for the purpose of continuing their agricultural settlements.
MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) praised the decision. “It was insufferable to see the state call on these trailblazers to preserve state land in the face of Bedouin theft, only to then try to expel them,” he said. He called to give approval to several other farms in the area as well.