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  • PHOTOS: Marking three years of demolitions in al-Araqib

    On July 27, 2010 Israeli riot police demolished the "unrecognized village" of al-Araqib for the first time. In the three years since, villagers have rebuilt and police forces demolished the village over 50 times. After dozens of demolitions, villagers resigned themselves to rebuilding in the cemetery, the only location spared by the demolitions. Click here for Activestills's coverage of the first demolitions On July 27, 2013, residents of al-Araqib and supporters held a protest marking the three years since the first demolition. They marched from the planned Bedouin city of Rahat to the village, where they held an Iftar meal,…

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  • Mixed Arab-Jewish cities in Israel: not separate and not equal

    10 percent of the Palestinian-Israelis live in what we like to call mixed cities. What do we know about their reality and how is it different, if at all, from the reality of the Palestinian-Israeli villages and cities? By Issa Edward Boursheh The Central Bureau of Statistics defines the following cities as mixed cities in Israel: Acre (27.2% Palestinian-Israelis), Lid/Lod (24.4%), Ramleh/Ramla (22.5%), Haifa (10%), Jaffa (31.2%), Nazareth-Illit/Upper Nazareth (14.5%) and Ma’alot-Tarshiha (22.1%). Aside from Nazareth-Illit and Tarshiha-Ma’alot, the current reality in these cities is the direct outcome of the 1948 war and the collapse of the urban life of…

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