> At daybreak, activists continued to show their support for the community that lives here.
The village has become a focus of Palestinian demonstrations and of international concern. A 180 bedouins live here, raising sheep and goats next to a highway between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Israel wants to bulldoze the site completely and relocate its residents 12 kilometers away. Some European states have criticized the move.
Palestinians say it's a push by Israel to create an arc of settlements that would effectively cut off East Jerusalem from the West Bank, territories held by Israel that Palestinians seek to make an independent state. Last week, Israel's Supreme Court rejected petitions to block the demolition, siding with authorities who say the village was built without permits.
Palestinians say documents like that are impossible to obtain.