Occupied Negev, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday demolished the Palestinian village of Al-Araqib, located in the occupied Negev desert for the 203th time in a row.
Local sources said that the Israeli occupation forces, accompanied by military bulldozers, broke into the village, forced its residents out and demolished it.
The village is home to 22 families, with about 800 people. They live on farming and raising livestock.
The IOF has been razing Al-Araqib village since 2000 in a bid to drive its Palestinian community out of their homes and lands.
It continues to seize lands belonging to Palestinian villages and towns in the occupied Palestinian territories for the construction and expansion of illegal settlements and outposts and for opening settler-only by-pass roads.