Khashem al Karem

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
bedouin

Resident

Number of Families
27
Tribe
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Ka’abneh
Sub-Tribe
Ka'abneh Furijat
Names of Families
Najada
Farmers Origin/Family
Originally from Khashem El Karem area
Refugees
not refugee

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Planning
  • submitted plan
  • community initiative plan
Planning - details
Few plans were submitted along the years, no official response yet.
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack
  • concrete

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
  • pedestrian
  • private vehicle
Water Access - details
The community gets water from Hmeida every two weeks . The pipes and the connection are damaged and the pipes explode a lot, which forces the community to buy water tanks.
Electric Connection - details
They get electricity from Hathalin village, which is connected to the regional grid.
Health Care
  • mobile clinic in community
  • clinic in neighboring community
Health Care - details
The nearest clinic is in Hmeida. The nearest hospitals are in Yatta.
Location of Services
Yatta

Education

Kindergarten
yes
Location of School #1
Hmeida
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
  • Middle school
  • High School
Distances to schools [school #1]
2001 - 5000 meters
Location of School #2
Um al Kheir
Time to schools [school #1]
16 - 30 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
There are 40 children in between first and third grade. only 3% of girls complete their education.
Travel to school [school #1]
  • bus
  • difficult walk
Travel to school [school #2]
  • difficult walk
  • donkey
  • private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
4
Accessibility to school [school #2]
8

History

History
The community is originally from this area and have settled in it before 1948.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
yes
Seasonal Movement - details
Few Families go to Dkeikeh with their sheep for a maximum period of two months, without their children.
Community Initiatives
no Initiatives
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
  • temporary employment in Israel
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
  • settler violence
Threats and Obstacles - details
Settlers from Carmel, Susiya and Maon swim in their cisterns
Number of Demolition Orders
83
Number of Demolitions
1
Demolitions - details
According to the community, in 2015 they had 5 demolition orders and 26 cease-work orders.
Swap Start/End

Khashem al Karem

South Hebron Hills, along Road 3269