Al Baqa'a

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
bedouin

Resident

Number of Families
20
Tribe
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  • Ka’abneh
  • Jahalin
Sub-Tribe
Furijat, Saraya
Names of Families
Mlihat, Ara'ara
Refugees
official refugee status

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
lease
Land Ownership - details
The lands belong to the nearby village of Mukhmas. There is no cooperation between the community and the village.
Planning
No plan
Structure Type
tin shack

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
private vehicle
Access to Community - details
A two-kilometer unpaved dirt road leads to the community
Electric Connection
Health Care
clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
Ram
Location of Services
A-Ram, Ramallah

Education

Kindergarten
No
Location of School #1
Tahadi - Ramon
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
  • Middle school
  • High School
Distances to schools [school #1]
1001 - 2000 meters
Time to schools [school #1]
16 - 30 minutes
Schools - details
Many students, particularly girls, do not complete their education due to the difficult journey to the school.
Travel to school [school #1]
bus
Accessibility to school [school #1]
2
Accessibility to school [school #2]
6

History

History
The community is comprised of both Jahalin (Al Ara'ara family) and Ka'abneh tribes (Mlihat family). The Al Ara'ara family is originally from Bir Esbea' (Be'er Sheva). After 1948 they were expelled and arrived to Hebron and from there moved to Jericho, before finally settling in Al Baqa'a. The Mlihat family are originally from South Hebron. Some members of both families have left the community due to Israeli attacks on their herds.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
no
Community Initiatives
no Initiatives
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
Main Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
Woman's Occupation
taking care of the herd
General Livelihood - details
The community relies on herding yet their grazing areas are heavily restricted, particularly by the settlements of Mikhmash and Alon. The women make dairy products which they sell in Qalandia and Jaba.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • close to settlement
  • settler violence
Threats and Obstacles - details
Grazing grounds are restricted by surrounding settlements. The community says they also suffers from settler violence towards shepherds and the confiscation of herds.
Number of Demolition Orders
32
Number of Demolitions
14
Demolitions - date of update
September 17, 6
Demolitions - details
According to residents, last demolition was on 2012
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Al Baqa'a

Jerusalem periphery, north of Wadi Kelt