Israeli government responds about Bedouin relocation policy and Gilad Shalit

October 26, 2011

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(AP/Francois Mori)
A portrait of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was recently released in return for Palestinian prisoners, is unveiled.

Today, we sit down for a candid conversation with Israel’s deputy consul general to the Midwest, Shahar Arieli.

Shahar explains why the Israeli government is relocating 30,000 Arab Bedouins from their unrecognized villages in southern Israel to recognized settlements. He also delves into the recent release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit through a prisoner exchange with Hamas.