Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Photo essay: Demolished 39 times and rebuilt. Al-Araqib Bedouin’s ongoing struggle for their land

Members of the al-Turi family gather their belongings after the demolition of their home.

Al-Araqib is one of the 45 “unrecognized” Bedouin villages in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Since July 27, 2010, the village has been demolished 39 times. Despite daily harassment, ongoing house demolitions and the Israeli government’s determination to forcefully transfer the Bedouin population out of their historical land, the residents of Al-Araqib continue to struggle.

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