Basic info

Community Association


Number of Families
Ka'abneh Furijat
Names of Families
official refugee status


Land Ownership
  • private
  • lease
  • state owned land
Land Ownership - details
Some of the lands belong to residents of Anata.
community initiative plan
Planning - details
As part of the legal protection Bimkom prepared a general plan for the communities around Abu George Road including Nkheila
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack
  • EU shack
  • wood


Access to Community
private vehicle
Access to Community - details
Though they are located next to the main road, public transportation is forbidden from stopping in the area.
The community can be reached through the road leading to Almon settlement.
Water Access
water tank
Water Access - details
The community buys water tanks from Anata, each tank of 3.5 cubic meters of water costs 100 NIS. Access to nearby springs is denied.
Electric Connection
Electric Connection - details
Commet-ME installed solar panels in 2017
Health Care
  • mobile clinic in community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
A mobile clinic of UNRWA visits twice a month. For other services the community goes to the clinics in Anata and Al-Eizariya. The nearest hospitals are in Ramallah and Jericho.
Location of Services
Anata and Ramallah


Location of School #1
general description [school #1]
  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Primary school
  • Middle school
  • High School
Distances to schools [school #1]
1001 - 2000 meters
Time to schools [school #1]
16 - 30 minutes
Schools - details
A school bus is provided by the PA, but does not function perfectly. As buses are not allowed to stop along the main road, children must walk a long distance to the bus and so the community doens't send their girls to schools.
Travel to school [school #1]
Accessibility to school [school #1]


The community is originally from South Hebron Hills where they own private lands. They arrived to Nkheileh in 1948 and have been moving seasonally between the two areas searching for grazing lands and water. They left South Hebron Hills as it became over-populated by fleeing communities that arrived to the area after 1948. During the early 90's the community stopped the seasonal movement and settled permanently in Nkheileh. At the time they chose this area for its grazing lands and water resources.


Seasonal Movement
Seasonal Movement - details
At times they move Nabi Musa between January and February for about 50 days, yet this does not happen every year.
Community Initiatives
no Initiatives
Other Occupation
  • herd without shepherding
  • temporary employment in settlement
  • permanent employment in Palestinian town
Main Occupation
  • herd without shepherding
  • unemployed
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
General Livelihood - details
Grazing areas are severely limited by surrounding settlements and the community feeds the herds without grazing. They use some of the lands to raise barley for the herds. They own about 700 sheep and goats and sell their dairy products to clients in A-Ram and Hizme. Their herds were reduced dramatically due to the limitations on grazing.
Some members of the community used to work in settlements, but recently it is hardly possible to get working permits.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
  • nature reserve
  • close to settlement
  • within settlement municipal boundary
  • within settlement plan
  • settler violence
  • road
  • Wastewater treatment facility
Threats and Obstacles - details
The community is located within the jurisdictional realm of Almon, and partly within the limits of the new plan for the connection to road no' 1.
The sewage from nearby settlements runs in the valley, causing serious environmental hazards.
Grazing areas are restricted by surrounding settlements like Kfar Adumim and Almon as well as by the nature reserve. The community reports that at times settlers throw stones and shoot towards the herds and according to the community there were instances when sheep were killed.
As the community is not allowed to build or expand, young couple leave to Anata in search of housing.
Number of Demolition Orders
Number of Demolitions
Demolitions - date of update
September 17, 2010
Demolitions - details
According to the community all houses in the community have received demolition orders. The only actual demolition was in 2014
Swap Start/End

Nkheila (1)
Nkheila (3)
Nkheila (4)

Jerusalem periphery, along and north to Road 437 which leads from Anata to Jericho, south to the settlement Almon