West Bank, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation army has knocked down the unrecognized Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in the occupied southern Naqab (Negev) region for the 211th consecutive time.
This is the 15th time Al-Araqib has been demolished so far in 2022. Last year, the Israeli occupation authorities destroyed the village 14 times.
The villagers have rebuilt their homes, made of wood, tin sheets, and nylon, each time the homes were demolished by the Israeli occupation authorities.
The Israeli occupation has repeatedly destroyed the village since 2010 in a bid to drive its Palestinian residents out of their homes and lands.
Al-Araqib is inhabited by 22 Palestinian families who depend on gazing and desert farming as their source of livelihood.
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.