Khirbet Samra

Basic info

Community Association


Number of Families
Farmers Origin/Family
Tubas area
not refugee


Land Ownership
  • private
  • lease
No plan
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack


Access to Community
private vehicle
Access to Community - details
road 578
Water Access - details
The community suffers from severe water shortages and residents are forced to purchase drinking water at a cost of about NIS 25 per cubic meter. Most people purchase from the settlement of A-Tof (Ein al-Bida), which is about 15 minutes away. The water consumption rate is about 5 cubic meters of water per day (for 20 people), which means spending NIS thousands a month on water alone.
Waterline Initiative Initiative: Formerly an initiative to donate water pipe from the settlement near Hirbat Samara, but the residents of the infrastructure were damaged by settlers who prevented the initiative. ) Due to constraints, expensive drinking water is used by both residents and flocks.
In the surrounding grasslands owned by one of the community's families, there is a cistern located near the military base, most often used in winter. According to residents, the cistern was damaged as a result of military training blasts in the surrounding area so that it is not able to store the water optimally and sometimes the residents of the locality are required to fill it with water that they purchase.
Electric Connection - details
Residents of the community rely on solar energy, which is provided through solar panels, which have been donated by a number of organizations, including the Palestinian Hydrology Group. Solar systems are not uniform in power, and some are not fully functional. The power generated from those systems is extremely limited and only available to some home appliances. The Israeli regional electricity columns cross by the community but no chance to the community to be connected to this networks. due to non recognition of area C residents needs.
Health Care
clinic in neighboring community
Health Care - details
In Tubas governmental hospital in Naplus.
Location of Services


Location of School #1
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
301 - 1000 meter
Location of School #2
Time to schools [school #1]
5 - 15 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Middle school
Time to schools [school #2]
5 - 15 minutes
Distances to schools [school #2]
301 - 1000 meter
Location of School #3
Distances to schools [school #3]
301 - 1000 meter
Time to schools [school #3]
5 - 15 minutes
Travel to school [school #1]
easy walk
Travel to school [school #2]
easy walk
Travel to school [school #3]
easy walk
Accessibility to school [school #1]
Accessibility to school [school #2]
Accessibility to school [school #3]


They stay for centuries in the area for herding mainly in winter, in summer they go to Tubas area


Seasonal Movement
Seasonal Movement - details
Men and some herders stay in the community all seasons but others leave to tubas in winter. women stay with their kids in Tubas at school days.
Community Initiatives
Initiative in the community - details
In the past there was an initiative to donate water pipes from the village near Hirbat Samara, but the residents of the village claimed that the infrastructure was damaged by the settlers who prevented the initiative. Constraints, expensive drinking water
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
  • agriculture
Main Occupation
  • shepherding
  • agriculture
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • close to settlement
  • settler violence
Threats and Obstacles - details
The military base west of road 578 and the community west, settlement of Um Zuqa or Im zoqah' in Arabic. In 2017 or 2016 , a settlement was established in the vicinity of Khiirbit Samara. The residents of Khiirbit Samara suspect that the harassment by the army from them is related to the settler, who the residents of the Khiirbit Samara call "Uri" and who receives full backing from the army. The area on which the settlement was established is a private pasture area belonging to the villagers. They claim that the area was taken from them on the grounds that it was planned to erect a nature reserve, and indeed the road access signage contains a nature reserve marking. However, it appears that the above-mentioned settlement was built on the planned nature reserve.
Number of Demolition Orders
Number of Demolitions
Swap Start/End

Khirbet Samra

Northern West Bank , along Road 578