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Al-Araqeeb

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Feature Story
  • Photographer
    Matty Karp

The At-Turi cemetery of the Al-Araqeeb Bedouin dates back to
1914. After the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Israel began to displace
the Bedouin of the Negev desert. The Bedouin who came from
Al-Araqib ("Gentle Hills") have persisted in returning to their
ancestral lands.Israeli courts have so far rejected suits to
reclaim this land. The court ruling was left disregarded - the
Bedouin came back to the place 120 times to rebuild the
structures, but each time they were razed back by the state.The
village became a symbol of the struggle against the
dispossession of the Bedouin from their land.