Lifjim

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
farmer

Resident

Number of Families
11
Farmers Origin/Family
Aqraba
Refugees
not refugee

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Land Ownership - details
The community owns the lands
Planning
No plan
Structure Type
tent

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
private vehicle
Water Access
water tank
Water Access - details
The cisterns are are insufficient in supporting the community. They buy water from Aqraba in containers. Each container of 10 cubic meters costs 350 NIS.
Electric Connection
Electric Connection - details
They use fuel lamps
Health Care
  • clinic in neighboring village
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
The nearest clinics are in Aqraba. The nearest hospital is in Nablus - Rafidya hospital
Location of Services
Aqraba and Nablus

Education

Kindergarten
No
Location of School #1
Aqraba
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
0-300 meter
Location of School #2
Aqraba
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
Aqraba
Distances to schools [school #3]
0-300 meter
Time to schools [school #3]
5 - 15 minutes
Schools - details
The women go with the boys to stay in A'qraba during weekdays, so they can go to school. The families reunite in the weekends.
Travel to school [school #1]
easy walk
Travel to school [school #2]
easy walk
Accessibility to school [school #1]
2
Accessibility to school [school #2]
2
Accessibility to school [school #3]
2

History

History
Originally from Aqraba. After 1967 many of the lands were declared as military zones and then transferred to the nearby Kibbutzes . Many families left back to Aqraba due to the poor living conditions and lack of basic services.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
no
Seasonal Movement - details
There is no seasonal movement, yet the women go with the boys to stay in Aqraba during weekdays, so they can go to school. The families reunite in the weekends.
They used to move to Aqraba during the winter months but no longer do so as they are afraid the ICA will confiscate the lands if they leave it.
Community Initiatives
no Initiatives
Other Occupation
shepherding
Main Occupation
shepherding
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
  • agriculture

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • close to settlement
  • road
Threats and Obstacles - details
The community is surrounded by settlements: Gitit, Ma'ale Efraim and an extension of Itamar.
In February of 2012 inspectors of the sub-committee of the ICA came and ordered 3 families to move under the claim that they sit on a military zone.
Number of Demolition Orders
8
Number of Demolitions
4
Swap Start/End

Lifjim

Central West Bank, East of A'qraba west of jiftlik and Furush Beit Dajan