Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bedouin Village Razed for the 5th time, Ilana Curiel, Ynet

Land Administration, police demolish village of al-Arakib in Negev a month after residents rebuild it. MK El-Sana: Solution is recognition, not displacement

Authorities are determined to demolish an unrecognized Bedouin village in The Negev – residents of the Bedouin village al-Arakib rebuilt their houses four times, after they were razed by The Israel Land Administration.

On Sunday night, a day after the conclusion of Eid al-Fitr, the village was razed once again. However, as soon as Land Administration members and police officers left the scene, the residents promptly began the reconstruction work.

The village was demolished for the fourth time at the beginning of the month of Ramadan, but as in previous instances, it was immediately rebuilt.

Member of Knesset Talab El-Sana (United Arab List-Ta'al) said "the demolition operations lead to unrest and disobedience in the Arab sector in general, and the Negev in particular..." El-Sana vowed the demolished village would be reconstructed, adding that "the only solution is recognition, not displacement; issuing building permits, not demolition."

Excerpted from Ynet, 9/13/10

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