Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Israel demolishes Bedouin village for 53rd time

BEERSHEBA, Israel (Ma‘an) 16 July -- Israeli forces demolished a Bedouin village in southern Israel for the 53rd time on Tuesday, as thousands protested a day earlier over plans to forcibly displace Bedouins in the Negev. "It is the 53rd demolition since July 2010," Araqib chieftain Sheikh Sayyah Abu Mdeighim told Ma‘an. "They have brought down all the sheds we built for the summer so we can protect our land and defend ourselves against the oppressive policy of this tyrannical government." Large numbers of Israeli police officers and officials from Israel's Land Authority accompanied the bulldozers. Families in Araqib managed to re-build five of the sheds after the bulldozers left, Abu Mdeighim said, with Palestinian and Israeli activists due to visit to the village to help rebuild the rest of the structures.
Read more

1 comment: