The Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Arakib, was demolished, for the 182nd time, on Wednesday, have once again been displaced by the Israeli authorities, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

Israeli officials forced their way into the rural community and bulldozed the tents that the community had re-constructed out of wood and nylon as use for shelter in the cold rainy winter.

The unrecognized al-Arakib village, north of Beersheba, in the Negev desert region of Israel, was destroyed by authorities one month ago, on December 17, 2020. The inhabitants continue to stay on the land and they attempt to rebuild each time the state tears down structures.

Al-Arakib is only one of the Bedouin communities in the region that is constantly threatened with displacement by the state. In fact, in 2005, the “Negev Development Plan” was launched with the intent to build tourist attractions and shopping malls.

This plan is set to displace 65,000 Bedouins who inhabited and cultivated the land prior to the inception of the state of Israel, in 1948, on the lands of historic Palestine.

Video from The Palestine News and Information Agency

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