Days of Palestine – Al-Naqab
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) demolished on Tuesday Palestinian houses in the village of Al-Araqib in Al-Naqab for the 198th time in a row. A systematic process that has been raging since 2000, leaving residents outdoors despite the bitter cold.
The demolition of the tents of Al-Araqib residents came today, for the second time since the beginning of 2022, after they were demolished 14 times last year.
IOF aims to displace the residents of Al-Araqib from their original lands, paving the way for its exploitation in expansionist settlement projects.
Al-Araqib is a Palestinian village located to the north of the city of Beersheba in the Al-Naqab desert (southern Palestine). It was established for the first time during Ottoman rule. It is one of 51 villages in the Negev that the occupation government does not recognize.
About 240,000 Palestinians live in the Al-Naqab desert, half of whom live in villages and gatherings, some of which have been in place for hundreds of years.