Isfay al Fauqa

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
farmer

Resident

Number of Families
8
Names of Families
A'wad
Farmers Origin/Family
Yatta
Refugees
not refugee

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Planning
submitted plan
Planning - details
A community driven plan was submitted in 2017, but didn't receive any advanced statutory phase.
Structure Type
  • tin shack
  • concrete
  • caves
Building materials - details
The community mainly uses caves and concrete. ACF and JVC organizations provided funding for concrete houses with tin roofs.

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
  • private vehicle
  • 4X4 vehicle
Water Access - details
The community has winter collection wells but these are insufficient for their needs and so they also buy water in tanks from the village of A-Tuwani for high prices, as the transportation of the water costs a lot of money.
Electric Connection
Electric Connection - details
Comet- ME has connected the community to a solar system in 2015.
Health Care
mobile clinic in community
Health Care - details
A mobile clinic visits the community one day a week for 2 hours only. Nearest clinics and hospitals are in Yatta.
Location of Services
Yatta

Education

Kindergarten
No
Location of School #1
Mjazi
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
2001 - 5000 meters
Location of School #2
Al Fakhit
Time to schools [school #1]
31 minutes - 1 hour
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Middle school
  • High school
Time to schools [school #2]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Distances to schools [school #2]
2001 - 5000 meters
Travel to school [school #1]
  • bus
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Travel to school [school #2]
  • bus
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
8
Accessibility to school [school #2]
8

History

History
The community has inhabited the area for over a hunderd years, and they own their lands. They were forcibly removed in 1999 out of the area for 3 months but their lawyer manged to get an interim injunction which allowed them to returned to their lands.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
no
Community Initiatives
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Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • agriculture
Main Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
  • agriculture
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
General Livelihood - details
Grazing lands are restricted and the community must buy fodder to feed their herds.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • settler violence
Threats and Obstacles - details
The community is located within firing zone 918, and according to them they suffer violence from Ma'on settlers.
They are also under imminent threat of forcible eviction.
Number of Demolition Orders
22
Number of Demolitions
1
Demolitions - details
According to residents, the last demolition took place in 2002.
Swap Start/End

Isfay al Fauqa

South Hebron Hills