Monday, February 13, 2012

Israeli Authority Demolishes Bedouin Village for 35th Time

AL ARAQIB, NAQAB, February 13, 2012 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities Monday demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Naqab desert, southern Israel, for the 35th time, said a local activist.

Aziz al-Tori, member of the committee for the defense of al-Araqib, said Israeli bulldozers accompanied by a large Israeli police force demolished the makeshift homes the village residents keep rebuilding after each time the government demolishes them.

He urged political and social organizations to donate building material to the residents and help rebuild the village, stressing that the Arab residents will remain on their land regardless of Israeli government efforts to uproot them.

Al-Araqib is one of the several Arab villages inside Israel facing obliteration because the Israeli government refuses to recognize them.
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA