Category Archives: Negev

17 Nov
10:48

Seven Years after Israeli Forces Destroy Mosque, Muslim Worshipers Ordered to pay $37,000

Israeli occupation authorities have ordered Muslim worshipers to pay NIS130,000 ($37,000), seven years after destroying their mosque in Rahat, southern Israel. Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court ruled, according to Days of Palestine, that the founders and operators of the mosque would pay the fine as a compensation to the state of […]

17 Nov
2:02

Israel To Displace Entire Palestinian Communities Near Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to displace and remove dozens of Palestinian Bedouin families living in their communities around occupied East Jerusalem, after deeming their dwellings as “illegal,” to replace them with colonists. His decision was made after meeting with representatives of the so-called “Jerusalem Belt Forum,” which […]

17 Nov
10:52

Israel Demolishes Al-Arakib Village For 121st Time

The Israeli army demolished, Thursday, the Bedouin village of al-Arakib, in the Negev desert, for the 121st time, rendering all families homeless, yet again. The village was demolished 121 times, while the latest demolition before this one was carried out on October 25. The village has been under constant invasions, […]

08 Nov
8:50

Israeli Police Assault Palestinian Driver in Negev

Israeli occupation forces attacked, on Monday evening, a Palestinian driver at the central bus station in Beersheba, Negev. According to local Al Ray sources, the driver worked for the transport company “Metropoline” and was transferred to Soroka Hospital, to complete treatment after being brutally assaulted by police. On Tuesday morning, […]

26 Oct
7:42

Palestinian Village Demolished for 120th Time

Israeli occupation forces demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib, in Al-Naqab (Negev), southern Israel for the 120th time. Palestinian sources said that the Israeli land authority, accompanied by Israeli police and bulldozers, raided the village and demolished the Palestinian homes. An Israeli court ruled, last month, that six residents […]

22 Oct
9:17

Israeli Police Detains 67 Palestinian Workers

October 22, 2017 9:17 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli police in the Negev detained, on Sunday at dawn, 67 Palestinian workers, including 40 minors, for what the police said entering and working the country without permits, and confiscated four cars for workers in Shakiv illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands in Beit Awwa town, in the southern […]

28 Aug
6:54

Israel Revokes Citizenship of Thousands of Israeli-Arabs

The Israeli occupation has revoked the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians (known as Israeli-Arabs) in southern region of Al-Naqab (Negev) in the past two years, Israeli daily Haaretz revealed Friday, according to Days of Palestine. The newspaper said that the Israeli Interior Ministry has changed the status of these Israeli-Arabs from “citizens” […]

24 Aug
11:21

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village to Build Jewish-Only Town (VIDEO)

Despite protests, the Israeli government will displace the Bedouin population of Umm al-Hiran to a temporary area until a new neighborhood is built for them nearby. However, residents won’t be welcome to return to the new Jewish-only city of Hiran. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network, I’m Sharmini Peries […]

20 Aug
8:30

More Palestinian Homes Demolished for Settlement Expansion

Israeli bulldozers, on Friday, demolished three houses belonging to Palestinian locals near the Negev desert, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. Palestinian sources, according to the PNN, reported to Quds Press that the demolitions included a house in the village of Umm-Qabu, near Tall Al-Sabe village, as well as two […]

02 Aug
4:55

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Al-Arakib For The 116th Time

August 2, 2017 4:55 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, Palestine 0

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers and police officers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the Bedouin Palestinian village of Al-‘Arakib, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 116th consecutive time. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, and undercover officers, also accompanied by personnel of the so-called “Israel’s Land Authority,” invaded the village during morning […]

14 Jun
12:14

Israel Demolishes Al-Araqeeb Village For The 114th Time

June 14, 2017 12:14 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers and police officers demolished, Wednesday, the at-Araqeeb village in the Negev, and demolished dozens of residential sheds and tens, for the 114th consecutive time. Locals in the village said the invasion was carried out by the police, and employees of ‘Israel Land Authority,” before the bulldozers demolished the […]

01 Jun
11:50

Israeli Police Demolishes A Palestinian Home In The Negev

June 1, 2017 11:50 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report 0

Dozens of Israeli police officers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded at dawn, Thursday, the village of al-Liqya, in the Negev, and demolished a Palestinian home, reportedly for being built without a permit. The soldiers surrounded the entire village, and declared it a closed military zone, before invading it and demolishing the […]

01 May
6:05

Two Palestinian Children Killed By Israeli Explosive Object In The Negev

Two Palestinian children, from a Bedouin community in the Negev, were killed on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, after an explosive object detonated near them. The unexploded ordnance had apparently been dropped by Israeli soldiers during a previous live fire training, in Zarnouk village, in the Negev. The two children have […]

25 Apr
12:22

Israel Demolishes Al-Araqeeb Village For The 112Th Time

Israeli bulldozes invaded, on Tuesday morning, the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb, in the Negev, and demolished it for the 112th consecutive time. Aziz Sabah Abu Mdeighem, a member of the Al-‘Araqeeb Local Council, said a large police force invaded the village, and demolished its tents, small wooden homes and tin […]

05 Mar
11:46

Beersheba Bedouin Market to be Closed, Palestinians and Jews Protest

Dozens of Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel protested in front of the municipality of Beersheba, on Sunday, against the mayor’s decision to close the city’s Bedouin market. Mayor Ruvik Danilovich decided to close Beersheba’s traditional Bedouin market, which had been in operation for some 120 years, by the end […]

05 Mar
10:19

Negev Crops Destroyed by Israeli Bulldozers

Israeli occupation bulldozers raided, on Sunday morning, several Palestinian villages in the Negev desert region, and destroyed thousands of planted crops.   Activist Khaled Abu Kharma said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli soldiers raided the Negev and began destroying crops in various villages.   He stressed that Israel exterminated crops […]

10 Feb
8:03

Abu Al-Qee’an’s Father Dies of Shock

Father of Yacoub Abu al-Qee’an reportedly died Thursday morning, after succumbing to shock over the death of his son, who was killed while defending his village of Umm al-Hiran. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a sword has hung over the heads of Umm al-Hiran’s 1,000 inhabitants for many […]

02 Feb
3:01

Two Israeli Soldiers Stabbed In Negev Detention Camp, As Army Continues Assault Against The Detainee

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, Issa Qaraqe, has reported that two Israeli soldiers have been stabbed in separate incidents, as the army, and special forces, continued the invasions into the detainees’ rooms, and the assaults against them. Qaraqe’ said that one of the detainees slashed a soldier with […]

24 Jan
3:55

New evidence contradicts Israeli account of Negev killing; Israel returns body of deceased

January 24, 2017 3:55 AM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, Negev, News Report, Palestine 0

Following a lawsuit by the family of a Bedouin man killed by Israeli forces, the Israeli High Court ordered the government to release his body to his family. The decision comes just as new video evidence emerges showing that the man who Israel had claimed was an attacker was actually […]

22 Jan
4:07

Army Injures A Child, Abducts A Man, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding a child in his arm, and also abducted a man. Medical sources said the child, identified as Awad Mansour, 12, was shot with […]

19 Jan
10:58

Radio Host Fired from Israel Army Radio for Facebook Post Empathizing with Slain Bedouin

January 19, 2017 10:58 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, Negev, News Report 0

An Israeli woman employed as a radio host with the Israeli government-run Army Radio was fired from her job Thursday after expressing on Facebook that she could understand the frustration of a Bedouin man who allegedly ran over a police officer who had come to destroy the Bedouin’s village. Khen […]