Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, destroyed all Palestinian homes in the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb in the Negev desert for the 176th time, Middle East Monitor reports.

The so-called unrecognised village which is inhabited by over 20 Palestinian families, has been repeatedly destroyed for the last decade. Each time the residents rebuild their tents, and structures, built of wood, plastic, and corrugated iron, the Israeli occupation razes them.

An Israeli court ruled that the Palestinian villagers have “broken into state-owned land” by rebuilding their demolished homes.

According to the United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

    Article 3:

    Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

    Article 17:

    (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
    (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Palestinians living in Israel pay taxes to the Israeli government, are subject to Israeli law, however they are denied the same rights and services awarded to Jewish Israelis.

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