Palestinian MKs demand Israeli officials be punished for demolitions of Bedouin homes

Taleb Abu Arar, a member of the Joint List coalition that represents Palestinian citizens of Israel in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, released a statement demanding that Israeli government officials be “punished” for demolitions that took place in a Bedouin village in Israel earlier this month.

 Israeli forces had raided the village of Rakhma, located in southern Israel’s Negev desert, on May 17 and demolished a Palestinian home in the village, caused damage to agricultural lands, and ran over livestock with a bulldozer, killing the animals.
Abu Arar said he had sent a letter to Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan and to Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel — the latter of which Abu Arar noted is also in charge of the Bedouin Affairs Authority — criticizing the Israeli government’s demolition policies in Bedouin villages in Israel that “affect people’s livelihoods in order to exert pressure on them to leave their villages.” The letters also demanded that the officials responsible for the demolition be punished.
Read report in Maaan News