In July 2010, policemen, with the aid of helicopters and bulldozers, began demolishing the unrecognized Bedouin village of El-Arakiv
(north of Beersheba), in order to evacuate it. The inhabitants refused to leave and rebuilt their homes. In the three years that have elapsed since then 50 attempts have been made to demolish the village and empty it of its inhabitants. After every demolition operation the inhabitants return to build their homes and their children return to the football field. The adamant battle in El- Arakiv is now joining hands with the opposition to the Praver Bill.