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Israel demolishes Bedouin home, 6 homeless

Palestinian women inspects the debris in al-Khan al-Ahmar after Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of her home [Hamza Shalash/Apaimages]
Palestinian women inspects the debris left behind after Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of her home [Hamza Shalash/Apaimages]

Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian home in the Bedouin village of Umm Batin in the Negev desert in southern Israel yesterday morning, locals told Ma’an.

According to locals, Israeli police raided Umm Batin and escorted bulldozers into the village, demolishing a wooden house belonging to Faris Abu Kaf.

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Abu Kaf, his wife, and their four children were left homeless as a result of the demolitions.

An Israeli police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

Locals highlighted that Israeli authorities have carried out demolitions in the village despite the fact that, unlike many Bedouin villages in the Negev, Umm Batin was officially recognised by the state in 2005.

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