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Alert: Thousands of police evacuating and demolishing the village of El-Araqib in the Negev

Tuesday, 5:30am by Yeela Raanan.

Thousands of police are in the village of el-Araqib right now – beginning a mass evacuation, demolition, and erasure of this historical Bedouin village. if you have access to the media, please send them to this village as soon as possible! the village of el-Araqib is between Rahat and Beer Sheva, and in a location that the Goldberg commission deemed outside of the areas allowed for the Negev Arabs… an area designated only for Jews… the JNF (Jewish National Fund) is planting a forest on this village lands – to make sure that the Bedouin cannot live on their village lands or use them for agriculture. the villagers turned to the israeli courts, as the JNF were planting this forest at the bequest of the Israeli government, but against Israeli law… the people of el-Araqib won the court battle… but this morning it seems that the Government of Israel has started a war — of the Government against its own citizens.

for more information:

Dr. Yeela Raanan, Regional Council for the Unrecognized Villages (RCUV). +972 54 7487005

For Audio of Interview with Dr. Yeela Ranaan live at  the scene of the demolished village.

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  2. Israel Demolishes and Silences its Bedouin Villages
  3. Israeli Activist On Trial For Supporting Bedouin