Southern West Bank, east of Hebron, north west of Rashaideh
1774/105/13), covering about a third of the orders, but to date, none of them have been deliberated by the responsible planning committee
Sometimes they find difficulty in bringing those tanks to the village due to attacks of settlers, so drivers refuse to reach their area.
Access to five wells adjacent to the settlement of Metzad-Asfar are blocked by Settlers. Each well had the capacity of 200 cubes.
In the past, since the Ottoman era, the area was used as their Izbah (seasonal location). In winter and spring with their herds, and in the summer they would return to the adjacent village Sa'ir. This movement has stopped due to the threat of loosing their homes at this location. Today most of them no longer have houses in Sa'ir.
In earlier times they used to live in tents made of wool, some of them lived in caves that are still used today for dwellings in the summer (some of which leak in winter). The caves are used mostly for storing fodder and equipment.
Before the limitations they used to take their herds grazing into areas which became the location for outposts and settlements. Recently they can graze only in the nearby lands, around their houses.
Herders find it difficult to afford fodder and seek financial assistance, to help them survive.
Threats and obstacles
The nearby settlement Bnei Kedem was established at 1984.
In 1998, two of their own tents were burnt by settlers. A 90 year old blind woman was severely injured.
For more than three years, a settler has been grazing his herd north of the settlement, where they used to take their herd for grazing, and often he threatens them.
Pnei Kedem Farm North, an outpost to the west before entering Al Ganoub, often attacks and threatens the community.
On the eastern side, close to the settlement of Maa'le Amos, the outpost of Ebi Hanachal disturbs the herders from Al Ganoub, as they herd in the area. They often throw burning tires towards the valley where Palestinians bring their herds, threatening them and chasing them away from the area.
A plan for a natural preserve "A Ganoub-Metzad" (# 51/21, submitted in 1993) surrounds the village, from north, east and south. Generally, proposed plans for Israeli interests threaten to restrict herding and the village's development if approved.
Herding has become less financially viable, forcing herders to sell part of their
Five wells (to the south, adjacent to settlement of Metzad) were over taken by the the occupation., each of them had the capacity of 200 Cubes. so they have lack of water for herds as well as daily use, so they have to buy water . Sometimes they find difficulty in bringing water tanks to the village due to attacks of settlers for the tanks and the drivers, who started refusing to reach their area.
The community claimed there were demolitions of 4 structures on November 2016.