Khashem al Daraj

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
bedouin

Resident

Number of Families
6
Tribe
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Jahalin
Sub-Tribe
Saray`a
Names of Families
Hathaleen
Farmers Origin/Family
from the area of Khashem El Daraj
Refugees
not refugee

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Land Ownership - details
The community owns the lands and have continuously sat there since before 1948.
Planning
Demarcation plan
Planning - details
In 2009, following a petition to the supreme court against home demolitions, the state's attorney office approved a demarcation plan that covers most of the community structures, whereby there will be no enforcement of the demolition orders.
Structure Type
  • tin shack
  • concrete
Building materials - details
The use of concrete is relatively new and is aimed to deal better with the weather conditions

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
private vehicle
Water Access
authorized connection
Water Access - details
In 1970 the ICA connected them to the water system in Yatta.
Electric Connection
Health Care
permanent clinic in community
Health Care - details
A permanent clinic was established in the community, through the ICA, in 1973.

Education

Kindergarten
No
Location of School #1
Khashem al Daraj
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
  • Middle school
  • High School
Distances to schools [school #1]
0-300 meter
Location of School #2
Khirbey El Faquir
Time to schools [school #1]
5 - 15 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • High school
Time to schools [school #2]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Distances to schools [school #2]
more than 5001 meters
Schools - details
After the 10th grade students have to move to schools farther away in Jhirbet el Faquir area, which is 14 kilometers away. The PA provided a bus to take the students to the school, but it doesn't operate regularly.
Travel to school [school #1]
easy walk
Travel to school [school #2]
  • difficult walk
  • donkey
  • private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
1
Accessibility to school [school #2]
8

History

History
The community has been sitting in this area for many generations. According to them, they reside here for about 500 years.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
yes
Seasonal Movement - details
Few families leave with their sheep for two months in the spring.
Community Initiatives
public building
Initiative in the community - details
There are a few public structures such as schools, mosques and clinic
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
  • unemployed
Main Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
  • unemployed
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
General Livelihood - details
In the past each family owned about 500 sheep. Today the number decreased to about 300, due to limited grazing areas.
They used to sell their products in Hebron. Today they sell only in Yatta.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • settler violence
Threats and Obstacles - details
The community reports that settlers from surrounding settlements attack and pollute their wells. The whole community is located within an area of a firing zone.
Number of Demolition Orders
51
Number of Demolitions
21
Demolitions - details
in 2010 the ICA demolished 11 wells
Swap Start/End

Khashem al Daraj

South Hebron Hills, along Road 3269