Israel destroys dozens of Palestinians homes in Negev Desert


Israeli forces have demolished dozens of homes belonging to Palestinian Bedouins, making several families homeless.

On Wednesday, bulldozers escorted by a large group of Israeli forces knocked down homes in al-Zaarura village in the Negev Desert.

The troops approached the village, one of several Bedouin villages in the Negev Desert, from the west and demolished homes.

According to a letter signed by more than 50 public figures in Britain in late 2013, what Tel Aviv intends to do is “forced displacement of Palestinians from their homes and land, and systematic discrimination and separation.”

The destructions are part of the Prawer Plan, which would expel around 70,000 people and destroy around 35 Bedouin villages.

Prawer was formulated in September 2011 when the Israeli regime approved a so-called economic development plan.

Tel Aviv has so far refused to recognize the rights of Palestinian Bedouins and denies them access to basic services. The Israeli regime has already approved military and settlement projects in the area.

Rights groups say the measure will lead to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians living there.