Hundreds of Israeli forces have attacked Bedouins living in the Negev desert, demolishing their village and leaving about 300 villagers homeless.
According to rights activists, more than 1,500 Israeli police forces arrived at the al-Araqib village shortly before dawn on Tuesday to bulldoze the entire area.
Israeli forces razed all houses and uprooted hundreds of olive trees belonging to the villagers, the activists who tried to prevent the demolishing told AFP.
Violence also broke out as Israeli police forces attacked the villagers and the activists who tried to stop the police from destroying the houses.
Several people were wounded and some others were arrested, activists said.
Israeli officials claimed that the homes had been built without legal permits.
Bedouins are predominantly desert-dwelling Arabs who have been living in the Negev desert for hundreds of years.