Nakba of The Negev: Israel ramps up Palestinian displacement

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Al-Araby

Once again, the Palestinians of The Negev (Al-Naqab) are battling extinction. For many years, the besieged group, which has existed longer than Israel itself, has fought against repeated attempts to take land. Scenes of confrontations with the police have dominated the news as they try to remove the group from the area. According to Sheikh Osama Okaby, a member of the region’s Supreme Council, around 320,000 live in The Negev, and he comes from the 80,000-strong city of Rahat filled with Palestinian whose land was taken, due to their homes being deemed ‘unrecognised’. “Even if the occupation w…

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