The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev region for the 115th time on Wednesday morning as part of Israel’s displacement policy against Palestinians.
Israeli bulldozers escorted by Israeli police raided the village early today and started the demolition, leaving dozens of families without shelter despite the very hot weather.
Al-Araqib is one of 45 Bedouin villages considered “unrecognized” by Israeli authorities.
Rights groups have claimed that the demolition of al-Araqib and other unrecognized Bedouin villages is a central Israeli policy aimed at removing the indigenous Palestinian population from the Negev and transferring them to government-zoned townships to make room for the expansion of Jewish Israeli communities.
(Source / 05.07.2017)