Men gather to greet Sheikh Sayah Abu Mudegem al-Turi, leader of residents of the village of al Arakib, after his release from police detention. The unrecognised Bedouin village of al Arakib (al Araqeeb) in the Negev desert, close to the Israeli town of Be'er Sheva, has been at the centre of a protracted land disupte between Bedouin residents and the Israeli government. A long court battle brought by a Bedouin family resulted in a ruling against the Bedouin residents and the demolition of the village. Since 2010, the village has been demolished by the government over 50 times and rebuilt every time it is demolished. On 8 Oct 2013 the village was demolisted again.