30 structures in unrecognized Bedouin village in Negev demolished
Council of Unrecognized Villages: 100 people left with no roof over their heads.
30 structures, among them shacks and tents, were demolished on Tuesday in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Al-Twayil in the Negev.
The Council of Unrecognized Villages said the demolitions left 100 people with no roof over their heads.
The village, north of Be'er Sheva, has been in a struggle with the authorities for many years.
After the establishment of the State of Israel, when Israel's Arabs were subject to martial law, the families of the village were moved to the nearby areas of Lahura and Lakiya, but they were unable to remain due to claims on the land by other families, leading many of them to return to their original land over the past 20 years.
Following the demolitions, the Israel Lands Authority said it evacuated 24 "invasions" in the area and that "these invasions have taken place for the seventh time this year, to the same place."
"The invaders have homes in Lakiya," the authority said, and added that they had "evacuated tents, livestock shelters, and sheds."
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