South of Route 5, along the western border of West Bank
Al Lubban al Gharbi Herders
All the families came here almost at the same period in the 1970's. First, two brothers came with their families, and their uncles remained in Ras 'Ein al 'Auja in the Jericho area, but they soon followed due to of the lack of water.
This area used to be their summer "Izbeh" area, while in winter they would travel to Jericho area, for better conditions for their herds. Due to Israeli threats of demolition and evacuation, they had to cease with their nomadic lifestyle in 2008. They lease the land from owners from Rantis.
They produce dairy products for sale.
The majority are herders, but two men are work in Israel.
Threats and obstacles
While training, they use grenades which started a fire in 18 dunums of wheat and barley.
Wild pigs are brought by settlers in order to harass and cause damage to the village. They bite the water pipes, especially in summer looking for water. The pigs also cause damage to the crops the villagers plant.
Dogs on the other hand, raised by settlers, attacked and killed 20 heads of their sheep eight years ago.
A settler along with several volunteers, uses a drone to chase people in their homes, as well as frighten the herds. He has taken over the surrounding area towards north and east, where they used to graze their herd.
In the beginning of 2023, IDF closed the main entrance to the community, but later they managed to reopen it.