Al-Araqib demolition by Emanuel Yellin

Al-Araqib, a bedouin village of the Naqab desert in southern Israel was demolished Monday by Israeli Authorities for the 14th time this year. It is worth mentioning that the village was first demolished in July of the year 2010 and was since demolished over 190 times.  The At-Touri tribe stated that the residents will not abandon their village and will rebuild their community.

About 240,000 Palestinians live in the Negev desert, half of whom live in villages and Bedouin camps, some of which have been in place for hundreds of years.

The Israeli occupation authorities do not recognize their ownership of the lands of these villages and communities, refuse to provide them with basic services such as water and electricity and try by all means and methods to push the Palestinian Arabs to despair and frustration to uproot and displace them.

Article 17 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

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.