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22.11.10

Israël veegt Bedoeïenendorp voor zevende keer van de kaart

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli government bulldozers raised the Bedouin town of Al-Arakib, in the Negev desert, for the 7th time in three months on Monday.

Local sources said Israeli police raided houses in the village, emptying them of residents' possessions, before demolishing the structures.

The Israeli news site Ynet reported that Israel Land Administration representatives and the security forces participated in the demolition.

Al-Arakib is one of 45 so-called unrecognized Bedouin villages in southern Israel, which have a combined population of 76,000.

These communities, some of which have existed since before the establishment of the state in 1948, receive no water, electricity, or other government services.

Israeli authorities first razed Al-Arakib in late June, returning six more times to destroy the town after residents rebuilt their homes.

Lees ook:
» Al-Arakib is al vijf keer van de kaart geveegd
» The “Summer Camp Of Destruction”: Israeli High Schoolers Assist The Razing Of A Bedouin Town

Foto's: Al-Arakib augustus 2010


Moments before the destruction of the Bedouin village of al-Arakib, Israeli high school age police volunteers lounge on furniture taken from a family's home.


Israeli police youth volunteers pick through the belongings an al-Arakib family


After the youth clear out the homes, the police move in...


...and the destruction begins

(bron: Max Blumenthal)