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Israeli authorities demolish Umm Alaraqib village for the 198 consecutive time

Jerusalem24 – This morning, Tuesday, the Israeli authorities, with the protection of police forces, demolished the homes of the residents of the de-recognized village of Al-Araqib in the Negev region, in Israel, for the 198th consecutive time since 2000.

The demolition of the tents of the humble Alaraqib residents came today, for the second time since the beginning of 2022, after they were demolished 14 times last year, while the people re-erect them again each time from wood and a nylon cover to protect them from the extreme heat in the summer and the bitter cold in the winter, and to counter plans to uproot them, and expel them from their land.

The village of Alaraqib is inhabited by 22 families, numbering about 800 people, who live on livestock farming and desert agriculture. In the seventies of the last century, the residents were able, according to the laws and conditions of the Israeli authorities, to prove their right to own 1250 dunams out of thousands of acres of land.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 5 years of experience in the field of reporting and presenting. Currently works as a reporter and presenter/producer for PBC and Jerusalem24. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna

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