Suburban Expansion in Negev Threatens Desert Ecology and Inner Cities

Israeli greens worry plans for five new Negev towns will destroy landscape

In support of the Israel Defense Forces plan to center more army bases in the Negev, a new government plan proposes five (5) new suburbs between Beer Sheva and Dimona.

The suburbs would all require extensive infrastructure and a major investment, which the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel argues will harm open spaces while taking attention and funds away from neglected urban centers in the region.

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