Khirbet Mak-hul

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
farmer

Resident

Number of Families
10
Names of Families
Odeh and Bisharat families. the sub families: Daraghmeh, Bsharat Abu Hilweh
Refugees
not refugee

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
  • private
  • lease
Land Ownership - details
The owners of the lands are from Tammoun.
Planning
No plan
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack
  • wood

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
private vehicle
Access to Community - details
The road that leads to the village of Aqaba towards Al-Maleh through road 578 reaches the community. Another road from the Hamra checkpoint is heading north and also reaches the community.
Water Access
water tank
Water Access - details
The IDF prevents the community from reaching the nearby water spring, which was used to water the herds.
Water tanks are purchased from Tubas.
Electric Connection
Electric Connection - details
The community received solar panels from the village of Al Maleh. The panels do not generated enough electricity to support the community.
Health Care
  • mobile clinic in community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
A mobile clinic provides basic services but it's presence is inconsistent. The nearest hospital is in Tubas.
Location of Services
Tubas

Education

Kindergarten
No
Location of School #1
Tubas
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
2001 - 5000 meters
Location of School #2
Tubas
Time to schools [school #1]
31 minutes - 1 hour
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Middle school
Time to schools [school #2]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Distances to schools [school #2]
2001 - 5000 meters
Location of School #3
Tubas
Distances to schools [school #3]
2001 - 5000 meters
Time to schools [school #3]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Schools - details
About half of the families move to Tamoun during the school year so that children can attend school. those who stay receive a transportation service through an old project of Salam Fayyad to support area C residents.
Travel to school [school #1]
bus
Travel to school [school #2]
bus
Travel to school [school #3]
bus
Accessibility to school [school #1]
5
Accessibility to school [school #2]
5
Accessibility to school [school #3]
5

History

History
The community has lived in this area for over 60 years.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
partly
Seasonal Movement - details
Six families go during the school year to Tammun and return during the summer vacation to the site.
Community Initiatives
no Initiatives
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • agriculture
Main Occupation
  • shepherding
  • agriculture
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
General Livelihood - details
The community sells dairy and other sheep products in Nablus, through a mediator who comes to the village to buy the products. They see little profit from this arrangement as the profit made through he higher prices in Nablus goes to the mediator and not to the community.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • close to settlement
  • settler violence
  • road
Threats and Obstacles - details
According to the community the settlers attack the shepherds and forbid them to enter their grazing areas on a daily basis.
The community is also under constant threat of demolitions.
Number of Demolition Orders
23
Number of Demolitions
7
Demolitions - details
According to the residents, in 2013, after an appeal was rejected by the Israeli court, most of the village was demolished. A few days later the army entered again and took down tents put up by the Red Cross for the relief of those whose houses or lands were destroyed. Demolitions took place again in 2015.
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Khirbet Mak-hul

Northern Jordan Valley, along Road 5788