Days of Palestine

Thursday, March 23

Israeli Occupation Troops Demolish Al-Araqib Village for 214th Time

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Israeli occupation forces demolished Wednesday, 15  March 2023 the Palestinain residents’ homes of the Al-Araqib village in the occupied Negev for the 214th time since its first demolition in 2010.

Early morning, Israeli occupation forces accompanied by military bulldozers barged into Al-Araqib village, assaulted Palestinian residents, and forced them to leave their homes before the Israeli bulldozers leveled them.

Al-Araqib village, located south of the 1948-occupied Palestinian lands, extends over 1250 dunams with a population of 800 residents.

More than 22 Palestinian families in Al-Araqib village are facing imminent expulsion from their homes by the Israeli occupation under the pretext of building without having a permit and seizing state lands.

The Palestinian village residents re-erect their tents every time to confront Israeli occupation plans to uproot and displace them from their own land.

In 2022, Israeli troops demolished al-Araqib tents 14th time after demolishing them 14 times in 2021.