The aftermath of a previous demolition of the Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb (Getty Images)

The Resistance of Al-Araqeeb Village: How Palestinian Bedouins Refused to Surrender 116 Times

August 21, 2017 Ramzy Baroud

On August 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuilding their homes. If the repeated destruction of the village is an indication of Israel's stubborn insistence to uproot Palestine's Bedouins, the rebuilding is indicative of the tenacity of the Bedouin community in Palestine.

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