Israeli Court Orders Bedouin to Pay Cost of Their Eviction From Unrecognized Village

The $372,000 to be paid by six people is the latest chapter in a years-long battle by Bedouin in the south to remain on land the courts say they have no right to

Almog Ben Zikri
Almog Ben Zikri
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A court has let the state seek 1.3 million shekels ($372,000) in reimbursement from six residents of an unofficial Bedouin village in the Negev for the cost of evicting them from disputed land.

The Be’er Sheva District Court granted the state’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling stating that the state was not entitled to collect the sum from the people of the village of Al-Araqib.