Abu Dahouk-An Nabi Samuel

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
bedouin

Resident

Number of Families
6
Tribe
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Jahalin
Sub-Tribe
Abu Dahouk
Names of Families
Abu Dahouk
Refugees
official refugee status

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Land Ownership - details
The community bought these lands and are their owners.
Planning
  • submitted plan
  • community initiative plan
Planning - details
The IPCC has initiated a plan through the PA in response to the Israeli plan for the national park
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack
  • EU shack

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
private vehicle
Electric Connection - details
The community connects to homes in Nabi Samuel, and pay directly to their inhabitants, but electricity prices are high and most of them cannot afford them and so are disconnect. The community expressed their desire to use solar panels instead.
Health Care
  • clinic in neighboring community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
The nearest clinic is in Bir Nabala. The nearest hospital is the governmental hospital in Ramallah. They are also eligible to receive UNRWA treatment due to their refugee status, but the community reports that many of these services were cut.
Location of Services
Al Jib, Nabi Samuel, and Ramallah.

Education

Kindergarten
No
Location of School #1
Nabi Samuel
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
301 - 1000 meter
Location of School #2
Al Jib
Time to schools [school #1]
5 - 15 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
  • Middle school
  • High school
Time to schools [school #2]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Distances to schools [school #2]
more than 5001 meters
Location of School #3
Bidou
Distances to schools [school #3]
more than 5001 meters
Time to schools [school #3]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Travel to school [school #1]
easy walk
Travel to school [school #2]
bus
Travel to school [school #3]
  • bus
  • private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
1
Accessibility to school [school #2]
5
Accessibility to school [school #3]
7
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #1]
4

History

History
The community was expelled in 1948. They settled east of Bethlehem, near Zaa'tara for two years and then moved to Khan al Ahmar area in search of greener lands. They used to stay in the winter in Khan al Ahmar and in the summer in Nabi Samuel. After the separation barrier was constructed they moved to where they are sitting now. Twenty families were separated from the community by the separation barrier.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
no
Community Initiatives
tourism
Initiative in the community - details
The spokesperson of the community is trying to establish a guest house and a park for visitors in his own land.
Other Occupation
shepherding
Main Occupation
shepherding
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • nature reserve
  • close to settlement
  • separation barrier
  • road
Threats and Obstacles - details
The entire area is designated to become a national park.
Number of Demolition Orders
54
Number of Demolitions
15
Swap Start/End

Abu Dahouk An Nabi Samuel

North of Jerusalem, along Road 436, 1 km from Jerusalem boundary