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International Update | April 24, 2015

State Demands: Fine the Residents of al-ʿArāgīb 5000 NIS per Day for Residing in their Village

As part of Israel’s ongoing struggle against the residents of al-ʿArāgīb, The Southern District Attorney’s Office filed a contempt of court lawsuit requiring to impose a 5,000 NIS fine per day on ten of the village’s residents, starting from February this year. This is yet another step in the state’s ongoing attempts to force the residents out of their land.

Sheikh Sayyah

Photo: Sheikh Sayyah al-Turi stands on the ruins of the village and holds the lawsuit filed against its residents, 20 April 2015.

Supreme Court Decision: Permit the residents of al-ʿArāgīb to Challenge the expropriation of their lands in the 1950s

At  a hearing in the presence of an expanded panel of judges the Supreme Court rejected the State’s request for a further hearing aimed at preventing the residents of al-ʿArāgīb from contesting the expropriation of their lands in the 1950s.  While the State challenged the competence of the Regional Court to deliberate the validity of the expropriation under the Lands Acquisition Law, 1953, the Supreme Court rejected the State’s plea… [read more]
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Israeli Supreme Court: Wādi an-Naʿam Residents will Suggest Alternative Location for their Village

During a hearing on a petition filed by residents of the Bedouin unrecognized village of  Wādi an-Naʿam and ACRI, against the state’s plan to relocate their village to the nearby town of Šgīb as-Salām (Segev Shalom), judges decided that within 90 days residents will offer an alternative location for their village that is currently located nearby Neot Hovav Industrial Council.

Full decision (Hebrew)


28-08-23 - Tal ʿArād is an unrecognized village located north-west of the Jewish town Arad. Several buildings were demolished. Minister Ben Gvri was present and called the demolitions "a sacred Work".

23-08-23 - Rahat is a Bedouin township. Several buildings were demolished today

All Demolitions