The Bedouin village of Atir-Umm al-Hieran, not far from Bir al Saba (Beersheva), has been destroyed again by the Zionist Regime, the Apartheid and Genocide Colonial Regime in Palestine. However this time it has been more brutal than ever before: all olive trees uprooted, every single home demolished, even the rubble, including all the belongings of the Palestinian Natives was taken away...
Oh, they are "Israeli citizens" on paper. But does it matter? Not at all. The Zionist Regime does not recognize their villages nor land claims, does not provide water nor electricity to them and regularly demolishes their homes. Still 30% of the population of the Negev, they are being forcibly relocated to small crowded urban settlements, totally unrelated with their traditional way of life, in a genocidal design known as Prawler Plan, condemned by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, as well as by Amnesty International, and not even formally approved by the Apartheid legal bodies yet (should be voted on May 27th).
However the Native Palestinians seem determined to remain in their lands no matter what. According to Abu Ras:
“People are insisting on staying in their lands. They can demolish their houses, but they will stay on the land.”