Ar-Rifa'iyya

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
farmer

Resident

Number of Families
500
Farmers Origin/Family
From Yatta
Refugees
not refugee

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Planning
approved plan
Structure Type
  • tin shack
  • concrete
  • stone

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
  • pedestrian
  • private vehicle
Access to Community - details
inside the village they walk from place to another going on unpaved roads in bad situation, in order to get to Hebron or any other places outside they need to wait for cars on road 317 or they arrange with someone they know that has a private car. no public transportation in the area.
Water Access - details
The network doesn't function, the water almost doesn't reach due to many reasons, the main reason is the quantities and the distribution is low and it seems they have a previous issues with the teams who worked on the project. failed implementations. what causes insufficient pumping of water. They buy water from Twani or Hebron in mobile tanks.
Electric Connection - details
connected to the regional grid
Health Care
  • permanent clinic in community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
There is a maternity clinic in the village and the rest they refer to Yatta

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
yes
Seasonal Movement - details
Between spring and winter many people move to east Masafer Yatta and Khirbet Zaa'tara. in Summer they return to the village
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
  • temporary employment in Israel
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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  • close to settlement
  • road
Threats and Obstacles - details
Many accidents took place on the road 356, the settlers control their lands and they don't have much spaces for grazing. Carmel and Ma'on settlement
Number of Demolition Orders
75
Number of Demolitions
16
Swap Start/End

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South Hebron Hills, adjacent to Road 356