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Israel razes Araqib village homes for 147th time

Jul 23 2019

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The Israeli authorities on Monday morning demolished all the homes of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Araqib in the Negev desert for the 147th consecutive time.

Local sources said that Israeli bulldozers escorted by police forces stormed the village and embarked on removing all crude homes and tents.

Dozens of Bedouin citizens, including children, women and elderlies, have become homeless and will suffer from the harsh weather of the desert for a while before they could have new makeshift homes again.

Araqib residents live in a constant state of fear because they expect the demolition of their village at any moment after they manage to rebuild their homes again.

Araqib is one of several Bedouin villages in the Negev desert, which are "unrecognized" by Israel.

The demolition of Araqib and other villages in the Negev falls in line with a systematic Israeli policy aimed at expelling the native population from the Negev to pave the way for the expansion of Jewish communities.

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