Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village for 142nd Time

05 Apr
3:58 AM

Israeli bulldozers destroyed, Thursday, tents and residential structures that housed an indigenous Bedouin community in the Negev, reported Palestinian Ma’an News Agency.

The Al-Araqib village is located in the Negev Desert, and is one of many villages that predate Israel, but remain unrecognized, and has been demolished 142 times by Israel.

The demolition left women, children and elderly Bedouins with no shelter, once more, at the hands of Israeli occupation.

Locals told Ma’an that they will not leave their land, standing firm that they will build again, despite the persistent danger of forced displacement by Israeli authorities.

Al-Araqib village is one of 35 Bedouin villages that Israel refuses to recognize, therefore does not allow them to receive any government services available to Israeli citizens.

In 1948, the state of Israel was established, which created 750, 000 Palestinian refugees who were forced from their ancestral lands.

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Ali Salam

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