Dkeika

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
bedouin

Resident

Number of Families
46
Tribe
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Ka’abneh
Sub-Tribe
Furijat
Names of Families
Najada, Baraga, Guerab
Refugees
official refugee status
Refugees Details
90% are official refugees

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Planning
submitted plan
Planning - details
A plan for the village was submitted a few years ago but has been rejected. There is an on going petition in the supreme court.
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack
  • stone

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
  • pedestrian
  • private vehicle
Access to Community - details
There is one access point to the community
Electric Connection
Electric Connection - details
ARIJ (National NGO) provided them recently with a solar panels system but the panels cannot produce enough electricity for the families. Comet-ME are further developing the electricity network which is installed by ARIJ.
Health Care
  • mobile clinic in community
  • clinic in neighboring community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
The community is out of reach for ambulances. In one case a family had to move in order to get ambulance services as a family member became ill. They have a mobile clinic next to the school, another health center in Hamida, and the nearest hospitals are in Jericho.
Location of Services
Yatta and Hebron

Education

Kindergarten
yes
Kindergarten - details
Attached to the school in Dkeika
Location of School #1
Dkeika
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
301 - 1000 meter
Location of School #2
Najada
Time to schools [school #1]
5 - 15 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Middle school
Time to schools [school #2]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Distances to schools [school #2]
more than 5001 meters
Location of School #3
Um al-Kher
Distances to schools [school #3]
more than 5001 meters
Time to schools [school #3]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Schools - details
There is an elementary school within the community. The high schools in Najada and Um-Al kher are about 6 Km away. Students in these schools are driven by a car organized by the community for this purpose.
Travel to school [school #1]
  • easy walk
  • difficult walk
Travel to school [school #2]
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Travel to school [school #3]
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
2
Accessibility to school [school #2]
6
Accessibility to school [school #3]
7

History

History
The community resides in its original territories which was divided in 1949 by the Green Line, and most of their lands were left behind the Green Line in Israeli territories. Some parts of the community were forced to move to other areas of the West Bank.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
partly
Seasonal Movement - details
Some families move to Jabal Ashih in the western side of the community in the summer.
Community Initiatives
no Initiatives
Other Occupation
shepherding
Main Occupation
shepherding
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
  • herd products
General Livelihood - details
Limited grazing area, to the north of the community.
The women produce some milk products.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • within settlement plan
  • separation barrier
Threats and Obstacles - details
The planned route of the separation barrier, which is adjacent to the houses of the community, has not been built yet. There are two closed military zones to the east and west of the community.
The outline plan of Megillot regional council (which covers six settlements) is covering some part of the community territory.
Number of Demolition Orders
120
Number of Demolitions
15
Demolitions - details
According to the comunity, the ICA started demolitions in the area in 1998. In 2011, 15 houses were demolished, as well as part of the school.
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South Hebron Hills, north of the Green Line