Fasayil al Fauqa

Basic info

Community Association
  • bedouin
  • farmer


Number of Families
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  • Rashaydeh
  • Jahalin
Names of Families
Jahalin - Ghawanmeh, Rashaydeh - Greinat, Taa'mreh unknown, E'rinat
Farmers Origin/Family
Bethlehem- Beit Taa'mar
  • official refugee status
  • non-official refugee status


Land Ownership
  • private
  • lease
  • state owned land
Land Ownership - details
Most of the lands are state owned lands. A small part belongs to a resident of Nablus.
submitted plan
Planning - details
All of the built-up area of the village of Fasayil al Fouqa is in Area C and is not a recognized village as it does not have an approved outline.
In 2008 the Civil Administration initiated a plan for the village, but this plan was not promoted. Another planning initiative was also created in 2012 when two detailed outline plans for the built-up areas were prepared for each Fasayil area and a roadmap linking the two villages was prepared.These plans (numbered 1412) were not promoted, and a plan that was prepared in cooperation with residents and through IPCC was not discussed at all.

Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack
  • concrete


Access to Community
private vehicle
Water Access - details
Water pipe coming from Faysail Tahta. The water pressure is extremely low, very little water actually arrives.
Electric Connection - details
The community receives electricity for free from the PA
Health Care
  • permanent clinic in community
  • clinic in neighboring community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
A small clinic which provides only basic services is located next to the school. The nearest hospitals are in Jericho.
Location of Services


Location of School #1
Fasayil al Fauqa
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
  • Middle school
Distances to schools [school #1]
301 - 1000 meter
Location of School #2
Fasayil al Tahta
Time to schools [school #1]
5 - 15 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • High school
Time to schools [school #2]
16 - 30 minutes
Distances to schools [school #2]
2001 - 5000 meters
Travel to school [school #1]
easy walk
Travel to school [school #2]
difficult walk
Accessibility to school [school #1]
Accessibility to school [school #2]


The E'rinat family settled in the eastern parts of the area before the 1967 war, yet after the occupation of the West Bank their lands were declared a closed military zone, and they were forcibly removed to their current location. Some fled to Jordan because of the war.
The Fallahin used to come to the area before 1967 but settled permanently only after the October war in 1973 (Yom Kipur war). The Rashaydeh families (Greinat) are originally from the area of Nablus, and they joined the community after 1973 due to conflicts with families in Nablus. In addition to the main families, there is one family from Ghawanmeh - Jahalin and families from Yatta.


Seasonal Movement
Community Initiatives
woman employment
Initiative in the community - details
The woman's center in Fasayil al Tahta provides education for women
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
  • temporary employment in settlement
  • daily laborer
  • agriculture
Main Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
  • temporary employment in settlement
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
General Livelihood - details
Today very few still work as shepherds. The main livelihood comes from the settlements Tomer and Fasayil, where the men work as farmers growing peppers and tomatoes.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
  • nature reserve
  • close to settlement
Threats and Obstacles - details
The settlements and nature reserves almost eliminated the ability to raise live stock as there are no grazing areas available.
Number of Demolition Orders
Number of Demolitions
Swap Start/End

Fasayil al Fauqa

Jordan Valley, north of Jericho on Road 90