[News] Israel Charges Al Araqeeb Residents $0.5m to Cover Cost of Demolition of Their Village
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Tue Aug 6 12:56:57 EDT 2019
Israel Charges Al Araqeeb Residents $0.5m to Cover Cost of Demolition
of Their Village
August 6, 2019
Arab Bedouins living in the “unrecognized” village of Al-Araqeeb have
been ordered to pay 1.6 million shekels ($0.46 million) to cover the
cost of the Israeli occupation’s demolition of their homes.
Al-Araqeeb was demolished for the 149th time yesterday, the third such
demolition in the space of two weeks. This time, Israeli police stormed
the village and dismantled the residents’ tents and threw them into
their four-wheel-drive vehicles. They did not bring bulldozers or
76 y/o Sheikh Sayyah Altouri, famous resisting figure in Bedouin
Palestinian village of AlAraqeeb Israel demolished 140 times, shows
up in Israeli kangaroo court facing 10 months in prison, calls his
supporters to protect Palestinian lands &
— Za'atar Akhdar (@Green_Thyme) February 11, 2019
The demolition forces left the village after it was confirmed that all
the tents belonging to the residents had been demolished, destroyed and
Forces returned this morning to arrest one of Al-Araqeeb’s residents,
Salim Mohammed Al-Turi Abu Medegham.
For the 148th time , Israeli occupation forces demolish Al Araqeeb
village in the occupied Negev this morning.#VoiceOfNations
— Voice of Nations (@VoiceofNations3) August 1, 2019
Located in the Negev (Naqab) desert, the village is one of 51
“unrecognized” Arab villages in the area and is constantly targeted for
demolition ahead of plans to Judaise the Negev by building homes for new
Jewish communities. Israeli bulldozers, which Bedouins are charged for,
have demolished everything, from the trees to the water tanks, but
Bedouin residents have tried to rebuild it every time.
Meanwhile in Palestine, Israeli occupation forces have demolished Al
Araqeeb village in the occupied city of Al Naqab for the 145th time.
— Muhammad Smiry (@MuhammadSmiry) June 27, 2019
Bedouins in the Negev must abide by the same laws as Jewish Israeli
citizens. They pay taxes but do not enjoy the same rights and services
as Jews in Israel and the state has repeatedly refused to connect the
towns to the national grid, water supplies, and other vital amenities.
In its ruling, the court said the villagers had “broken into state-owned
land” by rebuilding their demolished homes.
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