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Israeli occupation razes Al-Araqib village for 210th time
Israeli occupation razes Al-Araqib village for 210th time
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West Bank, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation authorities demolished Monday morning the unrecognized Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in the occupied southern Naqab (Negev) region for the 210th consecutive time.


Israeli occupation forces broke into the village in the early morning, violently assaulted its residents, and forced them out of their homes before Israeli bulldozers embarked on destroying all houses and structures in the area.


This is the 14th time Al-Araqib has been demolished so far in 2022. Last year, the Israeli occupation authorities destroyed the village 14 times.


The village was first knocked down on 27 July 2010. Since then, the villagers have rebuilt their homes each time the homes were demolished.


Homes in Al-Araqib, inhabited by 22 Palestinian families who depend on gazing and desert farming as their source of livelihood, are built of wood, plastic, and corrugated iron.


In the 1970s, the villagers managed to prove their ownership to only 1,250 dunums (125 hectares) of the thousands of dunums of their land.