Miri Weingarten - The Case of Al-Araqib

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    The Bedouin village of al-'Araqib in the Negev / Naqab desert in southern Israel has been demolished by the Israeli authorities more than 20 times since July 2010. This is being done to make way for a forest, while nearly 300 Bedouin men, women and children face permanent forced eviction from their homes and land to which they have a long-established claim.

    Al-'Araqib is one of more than 40 "unrecognized villages" in Israel whose residents, all Palestinian citizens of Israel, lack security of tenure and public services. Contrary to statements by the authorities, the residents of al-'Araqib can document their claims to the land dating back to Ottoman times, but the Israeli government has consistently refused to recognise these claims.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaDcN0p2gqQ]Miri Weingarten - The Case of Al-Araqib, 17.10.11 - London - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I read a piece on horticulture and found that olive trees are an "invasive" species and tend to kill off the native trees after a period of time. The Israelis are try ing to better the environment by planting native trees.
     

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