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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 2016 report Enforcing Distress: House Demolition Policy in the Bedouin Community in the Negev click here.


Record of House Demolitions and Crop Destruction, 2017

  • 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 pan 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.

Record of House Demolitions and Crop Destruction, 2016

  • December 27 – Gaṣir as-Sirr, Bedouin recognized village near Dimona, one house was demolished.
  • December 27 – al-Bāṭil, Bedouin unrecognized village near Rahaṭ, one house was demolished by its owner.
  • December 22 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • December 22 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, two structures were demolished.
  • December 22 – al-Ġarrah, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 31, one house was demolished.
  • December 22 – Bīr Haddāj, Bedouin recognized village near kibbutz Revivim, one shig (hospitality tent) was demolished.
  • December 22 – Wādi Samara, Bedouin unrecognized village near Dudaim, one animal pen was destroyed and one herd of sheep was confiscated.
  • December 21 – al-Lagiyyih (Laqiya), Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished.
  • December 21 – Umm Rattām, Bedouin unrecognized village east of route 31, one house was demolished by its owner.
  • December 21 – Al-Gaṭāmāt, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 80, one house and one animal pen were demolished, trees were uprooted.
  • December 21 – Al-Mkīmin, Bedouin unrecognized village near al-Lagiyyih (Laqiya), one house was demolished.
  • December 21 – Rahaṭ, Bedouin planned city, one house was demolished.
  • December 18 – az-Zarnūg, Bedouin unrecognized villages north of route 25, one house was demolished by its owner.
  • December 7 – Saʿwah, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Ḥūrah, one house was demolished.
  • December 7 – Mūladaʾh, Bedouin recognized village south of route 31, one reservoir was demolished.
  • December 7 – al-Ġarrah, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 31, one house was demolished by its owner.
  • December 7 – ʿAtīr, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yatir forest, one house was demolished.
  • November 30 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • November 2 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • October 30 – Bīr Haddāj, Bedouin recognized village near kibbutz Revivim, 10 tents were demolished.
  • October 27 – al-Furʿah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Arad, two structures were demolished, a herd of sheep and camels was confiscated, fields were ploughed.
  • October 9 – Bīr Haddāj, Bedouin recognized village near kibbutz Revivim, 7 houses were demolished.
  • October 6 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • September 19 – az-Zaʿarūrah, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Ksīfih, 3 houses were demolished.
  • September 19 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • August 29 – Rakhamah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yerucham, agricultural dams were destroyed.
  • August 18 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • August 18 – Bīr al-Mšāš, Bedouin unrecognized village north of route 25, one structure was demolished.
  • August 18 – az-Zarnūg, Bedouin unrecognized village north of route 25, one house was demolished by its owners.
  • August 18 – Umm Batīn, Bedouin recognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, one structure was demolished.
  • August 18 – As-Sdīr, Bedouin unrecognized village north of route 25, one structure was demolished.
  • August 8 – Umm Nmīlah, Bedouin unrecognized village north of Rahat, two houses were demolished by their owners.
  • August 8 – Ksīfih, Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished.
  • August 4 – Khašim Zannih, Bedouin unrecognized villages south of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • July 27 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • July 20 – az-Zarnūg, Bedouin unrecognized village north of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • July 20 – Bīr al-Ḥamām, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim, one house was demolished by its owner.
  • July 20 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, two houses were demolished.
  • July 20 – al-Lagiyyih (Laqiya), Bedouin planned town, one structure was demolished.
  • June 29 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • June 9 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • May 31 – Bīr Haddāj, Bedouin recognized village near kibbutz Revivim, one house was demolished.
  • May 18 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • May 18 – Rakhamah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yerucham, one house was demolished.
  • May 18 – ʿAbdih, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ein Ovdat, one house was demolished.
  • May 5 – az-Zarnūg, Bedouin unrecognized village north of route 25, one house was demolished.
  • May 5 – al-Furʿah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Arad, one house was demolished.
  • May 5 – Bīr al-Ḥamām, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim, one house was demolished.
  • May 4 – Wadi Guin, Bedouin unrecognized village south of route 31, one house was demolished.
  • May 4 – al-Bḥīrah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ksīfih, two houses were demolished.
  • April 19 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • April 6 – al-Bāṭ, Bedouin unrecognized village north of rout 31, 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 – as-Sayyid, Bedouin recognized village near Ḥūrah, one house was demolished.
  • March 9 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • March 8 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • March 7 – Tal al-Malaḥ, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim airbase, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • March 7 – Bāṭ aṣ-Ṣarāyʿih, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim airbase, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • March 7 – Umm al-Ḥīrān, Bedouin unrecognized village north east of Ḥūrah, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • February 18 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, one house was demolished.
  • February 18 – Wādi an-Naʿam, Bedouin unrecognized village near Ramat Hovav, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • February 18 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • February 18 – al-Furʿah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Arad, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • February 18 – az-Zaʿarūrah, Bedouin unrecognized village east of Ksīfih, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • February 16 – Tal al-Malaḥ, Bedouin unrecognized village near Nevatim airbase, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • February 10 – Umm Batīn, Bedouin recognized village east of Tal as-Sabaʿ, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • February 10 – Ḥūrah area – fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • January 31 – Rakhamah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yerucham, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • January 28 – Rakhamah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yerucham, the mosque that was demolished in January 6th was demolished again.
  • January 19 – al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished.
  • January 13 – as-Sayyid, Bedouin recognized village near Ḥūrah, one house was demolished.
  • January 12 – Ksīfih area – fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • January 12 – Ḥūrah area – fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • January 11 – Rakhamah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yerucham, fields were ploughed and crops were destroyed.
  • January 6 – Rakhamah, Bedouin unrecognized village near Yerucham, a mosque was demolished.

House demolitions archive

Full list of demolitions of al-ʿArāgīb since 2010

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

15-02-17 - Tal as-Sabaʿ (Tel Sheva), Bedouin planned town, one fence was demolished

15-02-17 - Ksīfih, Bedouin planned town, one house was demolished

All Demolitions