Khirbet Yarza

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
farmer

Resident

Number of Families
13
Names of Families
Daraghmeh. Sub families: A’nabseh, Dar Shraydeh, Masa’eid
Farmers Origin/Family
Tubas
Refugees
not refugee

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
  • expropriation
  • private
  • requisition
  • state owned land
Land Ownership - details
The lands of Yarza are regulated and each family sits on its own land.
Planning
No plan
Structure Type
  • concrete
  • wood
Building materials - details
old caves

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
4X4 vehicle
Access to Community - details
The road to the community is unpaved and in some sections it becomes rocky and hard for small cars to access.the farmers use their cars and farming vehicles.
Water Access
  • cistern\well
  • connection to neighboring village
  • water tank
Water Access - details
In May of 2016 The ACF funded a project to create a sustainable water resource in the northern valley. The project was supposed to connect four thousand people to water. In August of 2016 the ICA demolished the water pipes (3000 meters length) that connect Yarza to water coming from Tubas and confiscated the pipes , pressure reducer, and water meter.
The community rehabilitated the destroyed pipes and reconnected themselves to water but the connection is weak and many still have to buy water tanks for high prices.
Some residents depend also on winter water collection wells.
The village committee are considering to apply, through USAID and with the help of Bimkom, to the High Planning Council in the ICA for a permit for a water network.
Electric Connection
Electric Connection - details
Solar panels were provided in 2013 through the Anjah University Energy Research Center in Nablus .
Health Care
  • clinic in distant town/village
  • clinic in neighboring village
Health Care - details
The nearest clinic is in Tubas. The nearest hospital is the governmental hospital in Nablus.
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]
0-300 meter
Location of School #2
Tubas
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]
0-300 meter
Location of School #3
Tubas
Distances to schools [school #3]
0-300 meter
Time to schools [school #3]
5 - 15 minutes
Schools - details
All schools are in Tubas. The students stay in their summer houses with family relatives to access their schools easily.
Travel to school [school #1]
  • easy walk
  • private car
Travel to school [school #2]
  • easy walk
  • private car
Travel to school [school #3]
  • easy walk
  • private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
2
Accessibility to school [school #2]
2
Accessibility to school [school #3]
2

History

History
The area used to be the place of residence for shepherds and famers from Tubas during the winter. Today the men stay in the area for the entire year while the women and children come during the weekends and for the winter.
Many of the families left due to the restrictions of the IDF since the area was declared a closed military zone.
A family has succeeded to receive a building permit in the 70’s from the Israeli Authorities. All houses that were build to the east of this house were evacuated forcibly.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
yes
Seasonal Movement - details
Today the men stay in the area for the entire year while the women and children come during the weekends and for the winter.
Community Initiatives
  • elec'
  • water
Initiative in the community - details
Rehabilitating and paving the road of Tubas - Yarza
Other Occupation
  • agriculture
  • shepherding
Main Occupation
  • agriculture
  • shepherding
Woman's Occupation
  • housekeeping
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • road
Threats and Obstacles - details
The ICA monitors building in the area. Since the area was declared a military zone, soldiers stop community members frequently on their way to Tayasir and the community is under constant threat of demolition. They also suffer from severe restrictions on grazing areas.
Number of Demolition Orders
18
Number of Demolitions
6
Demolitions - details
Houses were demolished several times, along with the water system. According to the community the Mosque in the village was built in 1967, and was demolished by the ICA several times, in 2010 and 2012. The residents pray in the mosque of Tubas.
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Khirbet Yarza

Northern West Bank, 10 km. east of Tubas.