Unrecognized in the Negev
The Plight of Israel's Bedouin Citizens

Boarini, Silvia
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/15/unrecognized-in-the-negev/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  15/05/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16301

At the break of dawn on 27th July 2010, the unrecognized village of Al Araqib was surrounded by 1,500 police officers clad in riot gear. Helicopters circled overhead as bulldozers razed homes and animal pens to the ground. It took 4 hours to demolish a village that was home to around 300 people, hundreds of sheep, dozens of goose, hens, pigeons and horses.