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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

  • March 16 –  Abu Grīnāt, Bedouin recognized village near ʿArʿarah an-Nagab (Arara BaNegev), one house’s yard was demolished.
  • 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 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.

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

16-03-17 - Abu Grīnāt, Bedouin recognized village near ʿArʿarah an-Nagab (Arara BaNegev), one house's yard was demolished

09-03-17 - al-ʿArāgīb, Bedouin unrecognized village west of route 40 between Lehavim and Goral junctions, all shacks were demolished

All Demolitions