Sunday, April 30
Latest News
  1. Israel resumes construction of illegal separation wall near al-Walaja
  2. Israeli settlers block main highway near central West Bank village
  3. Slamming the PA, Hamas official says Gaza could implode at any moment
  4. PFLP targets Israelis with cyber attacks in support of hunger strikers
  5. Palestinians rally in WB, Gaza in support of hunger striking prisoners
  6. Israeli settler injures 4-year-old Palestinian in hit-and-run
  7. Palestinian prisoners held by Israel enter 2nd week of hunger strike
  8. Israeli forces detain 35 Palestinians during widespread raids
  9. Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinian fishermen, level lands in Gaza
  10. 13 Palestinian journalists injured while attempting to cover sit-in

Israel demolishes Bedouin home in Negev desert, leaving 6 homeless

March 16, 2017 5:59 P.M. (Updated: March 16, 2017 8:16 P.M.)
NEGEV (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian home in the Bedouin village of Umm Batin in the Negev desert in southern Israel on Thursday morning, locals told Ma’an.

According to locals, Israeli police raided Umm Batin and escorted bulldozers into the village, demolishing a wooden house belonging to Faris Abu Kaf.

Abu Kaf, his wife, and their four children were left homeless as a result of the demolitions.

An Israeli police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

Locals highlighted that Israeli authorities have carried out demolitions in the village despite the fact that, unlike many Bedouin villages in the Negev, Umm Batin was officially recognized by the state of Israel in 2005.

Demolitions targeting Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, specifically Negev Bedouins, have sharply increased since the beginning of 2017, including an Israeli police raid to evacuate the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran which turned deadly in January.

Rights groups have claimed that the demolition Bedouin villages is a central Israeli policy aimed at removing the indigenous Palestinian population from the Negev and transferring them to government-zoned townships to make room for the expansion of Jewish Israeli communities.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017