Arab ar Rashaydah-Mteirdeh

Basic info

district
Community Association
bedouin

Resident

Tribe
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Rashaydeh
Names of Families
Sunaa', Ghuyooth
Farmers Origin/Family
Ein Gedi - The dead sea
Refugees
  • official refugee status
  • non-official refugee status

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
  • private
  • state owned land
Planning
No plan
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
  • pedestrian
  • private vehicle
  • 4X4 vehicle
  • public transit
Water Access - details
The community is connected to a weak water network from Arab Arashaydeh village. The water supply is insufficient and so they are forced to also buy water tanks.
Health Care
  • mobile clinic in community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
The nearest clinic is in Arab Arashaydeh village, and medical teams come to the village during specific days. There is a medical center in Tquoa' village, and the nearest hospital is the governmental hospital in Bethlehem.
Location of Services
Arab Arashaydeh village

Education

Kindergarten
yes
Kindergarten - details
In Arab Arashaydeh
Location of School #1
Arab Arashaydeh
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
2001 - 5000 meters
Location of School #2
Arab Arashaydeh
Time to schools [school #1]
16 - 30 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Middle school
Time to schools [school #2]
16 - 30 minutes
Distances to schools [school #2]
2001 - 5000 meters
Location of School #3
Arab Arashaydeh
Distances to schools [school #3]
2001 - 5000 meters
Time to schools [school #3]
16 - 30 minutes
Schools - details
There is public transport from the community to the schools.
Travel to school [school #1]
bus
Travel to school [school #2]
bus
Travel to school [school #3]
  • difficult walk
  • donkey
  • private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
4
Accessibility to school [school #2]
4
Accessibility to school [school #3]
4
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #1]
4
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #2]
4
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #3]
4

History

History
The community was expelled from Ein Gedi in 1948. They moved towards their grazing lands to the west. Some settled in this area in the desert and others settled in a planned compound that was offered to them by the state, which is Arab Arashaydeh village.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
partly
Seasonal Movement - details
During the summer many from the community (mainly elders and students) move to their houses in Arab Arashaydeh village. In the spring and winter they spend their time in the desert.
Community Initiatives
no Initiatives
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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firing zone/closed military zone
Threats and Obstacles - details
A military airport is located on the southern side of the road
Number of Demolition Orders
0
Number of Demolitions
0
Swap Start/End

Southern West Bank, East of Hebron