Khirbet Suruj

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
farmer

Resident

Number of Families
10
Names of Families
Abu al Hija
Farmers Origin/Family
from Ein Houd
Refugees
official refugee status
Refugees Details
UNRWA Cards

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Land Ownership - details
When the community first arrived the lands were Jordanian state lands , which were supposed to be given by the Jordanian government to the community. Out of the 180 Dunam that originally were promised, 120 Dunams are owned by the community today.
Planning
No plan
Structure Type
  • tin shack
  • concrete
  • stone

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
private vehicle
Access to Community - details
The road from Al Yamoun is unpaved
Water Access
authorized connection
Water Access - details
The community is connected to a water network since 2012, through the initiated of the joint services council
Electric Connection
Electric Connection - details
The community is connected to electricity since 2010, through the Ministry of energy.
Health Care
  • clinic in neighboring village
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
The nearest clinic is in Al Yamoun village. They are eligible to treatment in the UNRWA hospital in Jenin, since they hold refugee certificates, but it is too far away for the community and they rarely go.
Location of Services
Al Yamoun

Education

Kindergarten
No
Location of School #1
Al Yamoun
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
2001 - 5000 meters
Location of School #2
Al Yamoun
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
El Yamoun
Distances to schools [school #3]
2001 - 5000 meters
Time to schools [school #3]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Schools - details
Many drop out of school because of the difficulties to reach school, the road is destroyed and the public transportation does not access the village.
Travel to school [school #1]
private car
Travel to school [school #2]
private car
Travel to school [school #3]
private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
6
Accessibility to school [school #2]
6
Accessibility to school [school #3]
6

History

History
The community was expelled from Ein Houd in 1948. In the 50s' they arrived to the area of Jenin, to the lands of El Yamoun. Some from the community (mainly Yahia family) moved to Al A'raqa village, as it welcomed refugees. The Sofian family went to El Yamoun which offered lands suitable to raise cattle in, which the community had.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
no
Community Initiatives
no Initiatives
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • temporary employment in Israel
  • daily laborer
Main Occupation
  • temporary employment in Israel
  • daily laborer
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
General Livelihood - details
Originally they are shepherds but since the building of the separation barrier they lost most of their grazing areas. The areas close to the separation barrier became dangerous, and a child was killed by the IDF there. Since then the community sold their herds.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • separation barrier
  • road
Threats and Obstacles - details
Since the building of the separation barrier they lost most of their grazing areas. The areas close to the wall became dangerous, and a child was killed by the IDF there. The building of the barrier also caused two houses to be demolished.
Number of Demolition Orders
0
Number of Demolitions
0
Demolitions - details
Two houses were demolished when the wall was built.
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Khirbet Suruj

Northwest West Bank