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  • 13:38 - 6 December 2017

Israeli Occupation Destroys Araqib village in the Negev

Gaza,(DRAH.ps)-- Israel occupation forces IOF  demolished  on Wednesday   the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the occupied  Negev for the 122nd time, leaving all the families in the village homeless.

Locals said that bulldozers broke into the village early today and started the demolition of homes under protection of Israeli police closed after seizing the area.

Residents of the al-Araqib have rebuilt the village 121 times after each demolition, the latest of which was in November 17th.

The residents has had to compensate Israel for its routine demolitions in the village.

Al-Araqib is one of 45 Bedouin villages considered “unrecognized” by the Israeli authorities.

Right groups say that the demolition of 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.

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