Today, Tuesday, January 25, 2022, the Israeli occupation demolished the Palestinian village Araqib for the 197th time in a row, the last of which took place last month.
The demolition was carried out despite the freezing weather, leaving dozens of families displaced without shelter in the bitter cold.
Residents of Negev region faced several persecutions and attacks by the Israeli occupation authorities, including home demolition, raiding campaigns and bulldozing agricultural lands to uproot Palestinians from their lands.
Al-Araqib houses, inhabited by 22 families, most of them are women and children, are built of wood, plastic and tin.
I’m July 2010, the Israeli authorities demolished the village for the first time and since then it has been demolishing it every time residents rebuild it.
While the Israeli occupation insists on not recognizing Araqib, its residents refuse to leave their lands despite the repeated demolition of their homes.
Araqib village was established for the first time during the Ottoman empire, on land purchased by its residents.
The Israeli occupation authorities seek to displace the residents of the village, in order to control their lands like many other villages in the Negev region, by not recognising them or providing them with any services.