Saturday, January 23, 2021

 if you're one of those rubes who believe the poor downtrodden israeli's, always attacked by terrorists have the right to defend themselves, i suggest you consider this article and its contents and then reassess your opinion;

Al Araqeeb, a Palestinian Bedouin village inside Israel, fights valiantly against the ethnic cleansing program of Israel. It’s a battle for the record books, and it isn’t over yet.

by Kathryn Shihadah

The International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) reports that Israeli forces demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb on Wednesday, claiming the residents were trespassing on Israeli land. This cruel measure was just the tip of the iceberg.

The village was also demolished in 2010 under the same pretext.

In between those two demolitions, Israeli bulldozers destroyed Al Araqeeb a staggering one hundred eighty times, always making the same claim: the Bedouin were illegally squatting on Israeli state land. One hundred eighty times, the people rebuilt. Lately they can only manage tents and tarps.

In November 2019, I visited what’s left of Al Araqeeb, and had a chance to hear from the village leaders. Their story is heart wrenching – and it is not unique.

The Bedouin of this village are among approximately 200,000 desert-dwelling Palestinian residents of the State of Israel – citizens of a nation that calls itself a democracy. Between 80,000 and 90,000 live in “unrecognized villages” like Al Araqeeb, and are under constant threat of eviction. They are also blocked from Israel’s infrastructure grid, so they live without utilities, schools, and more......

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