As reported by Turkish Anadolu news agency, the Israeli military entered the Al-Araqeeb village on the morning of October 25, and bulldozed the Palestinian houses on the claims of them being illegal.
Since the first round of destruction in June of 2010, this marks the 120th time the Israeli military demolishes the houses in the village, according to a member of the Al-Araqeeb Defense Committee member.
About 87 Bedouin are estimated to live there. The last demolition was approved by Israel on October 3. Israel says that the village is illegal, while the people of the village say they inherited the village from their ancestors.
The villagers reconstructed their homes after each demolition.
Currently, according to the Institute of Palestine Studies, roughly 130,000 individuals live in the so-called unrecognized villages “under the constant threat of wholesale demolition.”
On the other hand, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously approved building plans for 3,736 new units in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on October 9. Even though most nations consider this and continued Israeli occupation of the West Bank in violation of international law, Israel disputes this.