Israel demolishes Al-Araqib Bedouin village for 181st time

The Israeli authorities on Thursday demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in the Naqab desert for the 181st time since the year 2000.

This is the fifth time the village, which is inhabited by 22 families, has been demolished since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the tenth time this year.

Despite the repeated demolitions, every time the residents of Al-Araqib rebuild their tents and small homes. However, the occupation forces return to raze them, sometimes several times in a month.

Al-Araqib village is one of 51 “unrecognised” Arab villages in the area, and is constantly targeted for demolition by Israeli bulldozers, for which Bedouins are then charged.

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