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House Demolitions

The Bedouin community in the Negev-Nagab is subjected to an ongoing state policy of house demolition. State demolition of Bedouin houses can be traced to the Israeli Planning and Construction Law of 1965. In the wake of this legislation, various planning bodies defined land uses throughout Israel. The entire region containing the unrecognized villages was demarcated exclusively for agriculture, that is, not for residential use. Despite the land having been inhabited for years, all of the houses located in these villages were retroactively deemed illegal. Far from sufficient to meet the needs of the broader Bedouin population, the seven governmental planned towns established by Israel are already unable to accommodate their own natural growth. Government decisions in the past ten years, including the recognition of 11 villages, have likewise failed to remedy the Bedouin housing crisis. In practice, most of the newly recognized villages lack detailed outline plans; houses that existed prior to official recognition are still deemed illegal. Indeed, only a small number of construction permits have thus far been issued in these villages.

NCF publishes its annual “House Demolition Policy” report every year. For the 2017 report “Negotiation” Under Fire House Demolitions as a central tool of dispossession and concentration of the Bedouin community in the Negev/Naqab click here.


Record of House Demolitions and Crop Destruction, 2017

  • November 1 – Tal as-Sabaʿ (Tel Sheva), Bedouin planned town, a fence and a ditch were demolished.
  • November 1 – Gaṣir as-Sirr, Bedouin recognized village west of Dimona, a palm grove was uprooted.
  • October 31 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, one house was demolished.
  • October 25 – Abu Grīnāt, Bedouin recognized village south-east of ʿArʿarah an-Nagab, a fence and a ditch were demolished and olive trees were uprooted.
  • October 25 – Abu Tlūl aš-Šahbī, Bedouin recognized villages south of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • October 25 – Šgīb as-Salām, Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished.
  • October 25 – ʿAwajān, Bedouin unregonized village south-west of al-Lagiyyih, a shed and a fence were demolished.
  • October 25 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • October 24 – Makḥūl, Bedouin recognized village north of route 31, a house floor was demolished.
  • October 24 – Abu Tlūl aš-Šahbī, Bedouin recognized villages south of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • October 24 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, a house floor was demolished.
  • October 23 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, one house was demolished.
  • October 19 – Tal al-Malaḥ, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim airbase, two houses were demolished.
  • October 19 – Kuḥlih, Bedouin recognized village north of route 31, three houses were demolished.
  • October 19 – Bīr Haddāj, Bedouin recognized village near kibbutz Revivim, one house was demolished and a caravan was confiscated.
  • October 19 – Ṣwāwīn, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 25, two houses were demolished.
  • October 15 – al-Bāṭil, Bedouin unrecognized village south of Rahat, two houses were demolished by their owners.
  • October 15 – az-Zarnūg, Bedouin unrecognized villages north of route 25, one house was was demolished by its owner.
  • October 12 – Rahaṭ, Bedouin planned city, two houses were demolished by their owners.
  • October 3 – Umm Gabu, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, one house was demolished.
  • October 3 – Bīr al-Ḥamām, Bedouin unrecognized village north of route 25, one house and one shed were demolished.
  • October 3 – Khašim Zannih, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • October 3 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • September 26 – Abu Grīnāt, Bedouin recognized village south-east of ʿArʿarah an-Nagab, three houses were demolished.
  • September 25 – al-Bāṭil, Bedouin unrecognized village south of Rahat, one house was demolished.
  • September 25 – Rahaṭ, Bedouin planned town, a fence was demolished.
  • September 14 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • September 12 – Mūladaʾh, Bedouin recognized village south of route 31, one house was demolished.
  • September 12 – Drījāt, Bedouin recognized village north of route 31, a fence was demolished.
  • September 12 – Ḥūrah, Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished.
  • September 12 – Umm Batīn, Bedouin recognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, an animal pen was demolished.
  • August 30 – Umm Batīn, Bedouin recognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, a fence was demolished.
  • August 30 – Abu Tlūl aš-Šahbī, Bedouin recognized villages south of route 25, a fence was demolished.
  • August 30 – as-Sayyid, Bedouin recognized village near Ḥūrah, an olive grove was uprooted.
  • August 30 – Drījāt, Bedouin recognized village north of route 31, an animal pen was demolished.
  • August 30 – al-Lagiyyih (Laqiya), Bedouin planned town, a warehouse was demolished.
  • August 30 – Ḥūrah, Bedouin planned town, an abandoned structure was demolished.
  • August 23 – az-Zaʿarūrah, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Ksīfih, one house was demolished.
  • August 23 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • August 23 – near ʿArʿarah an-Nagab, one house was demolished.
  • August 22 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, two houses were demolished.
  • August 22 – Khašim Zannih, Bedouin unrecognized villages south of route 25, a house floor was demolished.
  • August 17 – Umm Gabu, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, one house was demolished.
  • August 17 – Wadi Ruein, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 31, one house, an animal pen, a fence and a ditch were demolished.
  • August 17 – al-Bāṭ, unrecognized Bedouin village north of route 31, a fence and a ditch were demolished.
  • August 14 – Ṣwāwīn, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 25,  two houses were demolished.
  • August 14 – Abu Tlūl aš-Šahbī, Bedouin recognized villages south of route 25, two houses were demolished.
  • August 9 – az-Zaʿarūrah, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Ksīfih, one house was demolished by its owner.
  • August 6 – Umm Nmīlah, Bedouin unrecognized village north of Rahat, a warehouse was demolished by its owner.
  • August 2 – Bīr Haddāj, Bedouin recognized village near kibbutz Revivim, eight houses and three hospitality tents were demolished.
  • August 1 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • August 1 – Wadi Ruein, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 31, one house was demolished.
  • August 1 – al-Mṭahhar, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 80, an orchard and a fence were demolished.
  • July 26 – Umm Gabu, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, one house was demolished.
  • July 26 – Near Šgīb as-Salām, Bedouin planned town, two houses were demolished.
  • July 20 – Wadi Ruein, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 31, one house was demolished.
  • July 20 – Near Ḥūrah, Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished.
  • July 20 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, one house was demolished.
  • July 12 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, a protest tent that was built in the village was demolished.
  • July 5 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • July 5 – Rahaṭ, Bedouin planned city, one house was demolished.
  • July 5 – Near Šgīb as-Salām, Bedouin planned town, one house and an animal pen were demolished, a container was confiscated.
  • July 5 – Near Ksīfih, Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished by its owner, the house floor was demolished by state authorities.
  • July 4 – Umm Rattām, Bedouin unrecognized village east of route 31, an orchard and a fence were demolished.
  • June 14 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • June 14 – Ṣwāwīn, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 25,  two animal pens were demolished.
  • June 14 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, a house floor was demolished.
  • June 1 – Khašim Zannih, Bedouin unrecognized villages south of route 25, one orchard and a stack of wood were destroyed.
  • June 1 – al-Lagiyyih (Laqiya), Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished.
  • May 25 – az-Zaʿarūrah, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Ksīfih, olive trees were uprooted.
  • May 25 – al-Humra, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ksīfih, a tent and an animal pen were demolished.
  • May 25 – Al-Gaṭāmāt, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 80, one house and one animal pen were demolished.
  • May 24 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, two houses were demolished.
  • May 24 – Ẓḥayyih, Bedouin unrecognized village north of Rahaṭ, two animal pens and a fence were demolished, olive trees were uprooted.
  • May 24 – Ṣwāwīn, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • May 18 –  – Ṣwāwīn, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 25, two houses were demolished.
  • May 18 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, an orchard was destroyed.
  • May 17 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • May 17 – Rakhamah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yerucham, two houses and 5 animal pens were demolished.
  • May 17 – Umm Batīn, Bedouin recognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, an orchard and a fence were destroyed.
  • May 17 – Tal al-Malaḥ, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim airbase, one house was demoished.
  • May 17 – Khašim Zannih, Bedouin unrecognized villages south of route 25, two houses and a shack were demolished.
  • May 17 – Tal ʿArād, Bedouin unrecognized village near Arad, one house was demolished.
  • May 10 – Saʿwah, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Ḥūrah, 8 houses and 2 animal pens were demolished.
  • May 4 – East of Tal as-Sabaʿ (Tel Sheva), Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished.
  • May 4 – Umm Batīn, Bedouin recognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, a reservoir and a fence were destroyed.
  • April 25 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • April 20 – as-Sayyid, Bedouin recognized village near Ḥūrah, two houses were demolished.
  • April 20 – az-Zaʿarūrah, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Ksīfih, two houses were demolished.
  • April 20 – al-Furʿah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Arad, one house was demolished.
  • April 5 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • March 23 – Rakhamah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yerucham, one house was demolished by its owner.
  • March 16 – Umm Batīn, Bedouin recognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, agricultural reservoirs were destroyed.
  • March 16 – Mūladaʾh, Bedouin recognized village south of route 31, agricultural reservoirs were destroyed.
  • March 16 – Saʿwah, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Ḥūrah, agricultural reservoirs were destroyed.
  • March 16 –  Abu Grīnāt, Bedouin recognized village near ʿArʿarah an-Nagab (Arara BaNegev), one house’s yard was demolished.
  • March 15 – Bāṭ aṣ-Ṣarāyʿih, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim airbase, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • March 14 – as-Sirrah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim airbase, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • March 14 – Tal al-Malaḥ, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim airbase, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • March 9 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • March 5 – Umm Batīn, Bedouin recognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • February 28 – near the town of Ksīfih, one house was demolished.
  • February 28 – Abu Tlūl aš-Šahbī, Bedouin recognized villages south of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • February 28 – Khašim Zannih, Bedouin unrecognized villages south of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • February 22 – As-Sdīr, Bedouin unrecognized village north of route 25, , fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • February 22 – Rakhamah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yerucham, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • February 22 – Abu Grīnāt, Bedouin recognized village near ʿArʿarah an-Nagab (Arara BaNegev), one house was demolished.
  • February 15 – Ksīfih, Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished.
  • February 15 – Tal as-Sabaʿ (Tel Sheva), Bedouin planned town, one fence was demolished.
  • February 8 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • February 8 – az-Zarnūg, Bedouin unrecognized villages north of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • February 8 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, one house was demolished.
  • January 18 – Umm al-Ḥīrān, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Hura, 8 houses were demolished.
  • January 12 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • January 5 – al-Furʿah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Arad, a fence and a hospitality tent were demolished.
  • January 2- az-Zarnūg, Bedouin unrecognized villages north of route 25, one animal pen was demolished.
  • January 2 – Near Tal as-Sabaʿ (Tel Sheva), Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished.
  • January 2 – Near al-Lagiyyih (Laqiya), Bedouin planned town, a herd of camels was confiscated.

House demolitions archive

Full list of demolitions of al-ʿArāgīb since 2010

House demolitions and crop destruction archive – 2016

House demolitions and crop destruction archive – 2015

House demolitions and crop destruction archive – 2014

House demolitions and crop destruction archive – 2013

House demolitions and crop destruction archive – 2012

House demolitions and crop destruction archive – 2011

House demolitions and crop destruction archive – 2010

Demolitions

01-11-17 - Gaṣir as-Sirr, Bedouin recognized village west of Dimona, a palm grove was uprooted.

31-10-17 - Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, one house was demolished

All Demolitions