Wednesday morning Israel’s Land Administration razed the rebuilt village with the protection of Israeli security forces.The Bedouin village of al-Arakib was destroyed by Israel’s Land Administration last week as the government of Israel does not recognize it and deems it illegal for being on state land.
Since the previous destruction last week, residents of the village have erected tents and other simple structures in a show of defiance to the Israeli government.
An Arab member of the Knesset, Talab al-Sana, barricaded himself in one of the structures in this most recent confrontation. The security forces forcibly removed him from where he was staging his protest and is said to have fainted in their custody.
Six of the demonstrators and residents were arrested.