Israel Demolishes al-`Araqib Village for 192nd Time

Israeli authorities demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-`Araqib in the southern Negev for the 192nd time on Thursday. The Bedouin families of al-`Araqib rebuild the village every time Israeli authorities demolish it.

The village was first levelled in July 2010, and every time the residents of al-`Araqib rebuild their tents and small homes, occupation forces return to raze them, sometimes several times in a month.

Located in the Negev (Naqab) desert, the village is one of 51 “unrecognized” Arab villages in the area and is constantly targeted for demolition ahead of plans to Judaize the Negev by building homes for new Jewish communities.

Israeli bulldozers, which Bedouins are charged for, demolish everything, from the trees to the water tanks, but Bedouin residents have tried to rebuild it every time.

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Photo: Israeli forces habitually destroy al-`Araqib village. Source: via Twitter.

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