Israeli forces on Monday razed the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) for the 78th time on the pretext that it had been built illegally, eyewitness said.
“Dozens of Israeli forces backed by five bulldozers stormed the village at dawn today and began demolishing homes and other structures,” a local resident who asked to remain anonymous World Bulletin reported.
“The soldiers were heavily armed. They drove us out under the rain before they demolished our homes for 78th time in four years,” he added.
The village was demolished for the first time in July 2010, before being rebuilt with metal and wood.