Al Arakib, bedouin village - Israel
On 17 February 2011, the special police forces accompanied officials from the Israel Land Administration to demolish the Bedouin village of al-Arakib for the 18th time since 27 July 2010.
There are 45 unrecognized Bedouin communities living in Israel’s Negev, and over the past seven months the ILA has targeted al-Arakib making life nearly impossible. According to Palestinian Knesset Member, Talab al-Sana, Israel is making an example of al-Arakib in hopes to pressure the other communities to disperse voluntarily.
Nevertheless, al-Arakib has remained steadfast, resisting pressure to leave the land they have worked on for thousands of years.
Feb 22, 2011