Khirbet ar-Rahwa

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
farmer

Resident

Number of Families
20
Names of Families
Jabaren , Abu Sharekh , Samamreh
Farmers Origin/Family
Dhahiriya
Refugees
not refugee

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
  • private
  • lease
Planning
community initiative plan
Planning - details
In the past they started a plan but they didnt submit it
Structure Type
  • tin shack
  • concrete

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
private vehicle
Water Access
water tank
Electric Connection
Electric Connection - details
The NGO Arij installed solar panels in April/ May of 2015.
Health Care
clinic in neighboring community
Health Care - details
Clinics are located in Shweike and Dhahiriya.
Location of Services
Hebron

Education

Kindergarten
No
Kindergarten - details
Dhahiriya
Location of School #1
Dhahiriya
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
  • Middle school
  • High School
Distances to schools [school #1]
more than 5001 meters
Location of School #2
Dhahiriya
Time to schools [school #1]
over 1 hour
Time to schools [school #2]
over 1 hour
Distances to schools [school #2]
more than 5001 meters
Location of School #3
Dhahiriya
Distances to schools [school #3]
more than 5001 meters
Time to schools [school #3]
over 1 hour
Distances to schools [school #4]
more than 5001 meters
Time to schools [school #4]
over 1 hour
Schools - details
Schools are located in Dhahiriya. Many families, especially those who have children in primary school, are worried about sending their young children on the difficult walk to school and send their mothers or sisters to live in Dhahiriya with the children. Since the closure of the road in 2000 they need to drive for about 15 kilometers or walk for 5 kilometers.
Travel to school [school #1]
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Travel to school [school #2]
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Travel to school [school #3]
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Travel to school [school #4]
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
8
Accessibility to school [school #2]
8
Accessibility to school [school #3]
8
Accessibility to school [school #4]
8

History

History
The community is originally from Dhahiriya.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
no
Community Initiatives
no Initiatives
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • agriculture
Main Occupation
shepherding
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
General Livelihood - details
The community owns about 2000 sheep and they make cheese and milk, which are sold in Hebron and Dhahiriya. Grazing areas are to the east, but have been severely restricted by the settlement of Tene and the Mor Farm outpost.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • settler violence
  • road
  • military tower
Threats and Obstacles - details
The outpost of Mor Farm, which is a single-man settlement, is particularly aggressive in driving the shepherds away and controlling their lands.
The military tower is monitoring the movement of the resident and the visitors. During the second Intifada the road connecting Dhahiriya with Bir Esabea' (Be'er Sheva) was closed, which tripled the distance between the community and their home town.
Number of Demolition Orders
55
Number of Demolitions
38
Demolitions - details
According to residents, the last demolition took place in 2014. According ICA data , demolitions took place as recent as 2016.
Swap Start/End

Khirbet al Rahwa 1
Khirbet al Rahwa 2
Khirbet al Rahwa 3
Khirbet al Rahwa 4
Khirbet al Rahwa 5

South Hebron Hills, south of Adh Dhahiriya