World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in the Negev Desert for the 68th time.
"A large number of army and police forces stormed into the village and leveled ten homes to the ground," Awad Abu Frieh, a spokesman for the families of the village, told Anadolu Agency.
"The occupation force had not allowed the owners of the destroyed homes to take their belongings from the rubble, leaving them in the open air for the 68th time," he added.
Abu Frieh said that Israeli bulldozers had also destroyed eight homes in different areas in the Negev Desert, describing the event as a "massacre of Palestinian presence" in the desert.
Israeli officials could not be reached for comment.
Around 70 Palestinians, who carry Israeli citizenships, live in Al-Araqib. They say they own the land of the village even before Israel came into being in 1948.
More than 220,000 Palestinians live in the Negev Desert in general, but half of them live in villages and population concentrations that existed hundreds of years ago, according to Israeli statistics.
A new clause in the constitution will be put to public vote limiting the presidential term to a maximum of two after CAR descended into violence
Fresh battles in eastern Benghazi have claimed the life of four soldiers as government troops and opposition groups vy for control
Following three-day trial, ten convicts are executed Saturday morning by firing squad
Thousands are reportedly driven from their homes amid violent land disputes between rival clans in Kenya’s Rift Valley
Alpine nation aimed to send financial aid to Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia Herzogovina to help them deal with the ballooning migrant crises on their territories
Suspected cases also reported in Bakul, Dunmagari and Gallari states, according to government statement
As migrant crisis deepens European leaders to hold special meeting to find concrete steps
Ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal civil war in South Sudan came into effect on Saturday evening, hours after fresh clashes between government forces and rebels
Far-right protesters have targeted migrants and their accommodation with arson attacks, violent demonstrations and assaults
After a February ceasefire collapsed as a result of clashes, European leaders have backed a complete ceasefire with a summit to be held in coming weeks with Ukraine
A Ukrainian who has been held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed with help from Russia
Oil-producing Libya has turned into a major transit route for refugees fleeing conflict and poverty to make it to Europe.
Environmentalists have pointed the finger accusing Obama of hypocrisy who has stressed the need for action on climate change and has allowed for the drilling to continue.
Protesters say mass graves have been found in Muslim-dominated areas in Kenya, while bodies have been discovered in rivers and forests
South Sudanese President has ordered all government to troops to cease fighting with a 72 hr deadline that will take effect on Saturday evening.
A consortium with 162 giant US companies will develop electronics, sensors that flex and stretch into clothing or skins of ships and jets