Ras 'Ein al 'Auja - Rashaideh

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
bedouin

Resident

Number of Families
20
Tribe
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Rashaydeh
Names of Families
Abu Kharabish
Refugees
  • official refugee status
  • non-official refugee status
Refugees Details
some residents are registered refugees

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Land Ownership - details
The land is all privately owned by families in Al-A'uja, the community does not pay any lease money
Planning
No plan
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack
  • wood

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
  • pedestrian
  • private vehicle
  • public transit
Access to Community - details
Public transportation runs from A'uja. A bus provided by the PA collects the students of the community to schools.
Water Access - details
The only water source is an an exposed irrigation ditch flowing within 300 meters of the community, but the community does not use it. They buys water tanks from the village of A'uja.
Electric Connection - details
Several solar panels were installed by the Ma’an Foundation. The panels provide 2-3 hours of weak electricity in the evenings after charging the batteries all day. The electricity is only sufficient to run a television or small refrigerator, and does not contribute to the production of dairy products.
Health Care
  • mobile clinic in community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
A mobile clinic arrives to the village once a month. The closest hospital is in Jericho. The nearest clinic is in A'uja village.
Location of Services
Jericho and al Auja

Education

Kindergarten
No
Kindergarten - details
A kindergarten was opened for limited time and was run by women from the community. The donors stopped to fund it and no salaries were paid and so it closed down.
Location of School #1
Al 'Auja - UNRWA
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
  • Middle school
Distances to schools [school #1]
1001 - 2000 meters
Location of School #2
Al A'uja - Goverment
Time to schools [school #1]
16 - 30 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • High school
Time to schools [school #2]
16 - 30 minutes
Distances to schools [school #2]
1001 - 2000 meters
Location of School #3
Ein Asultan - UNRWA
Distances to schools [school #3]
more than 5001 meters
Location of School #4
Nuweia'ma
Time to schools [school #3]
31 minutes - 1 hour
general description [school #4]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
  • Middle school
  • High school
Distances to schools [school #4]
more than 5001 meters
Location of School #5
Masqat
Time to schools [school #4]
31 minutes - 1 hour
general description [school #5]
  • girls
  • High school
Distances to schools [school #5]
more than 5001 meters
Time to schools [school #5]
31 minutes - 1 hour
Schools - details
A bus provided by the PA collects the students of the community to schools.
Travel to school [school #1]
  • bus
  • difficult walk
Travel to school [school #2]
  • bus
  • difficult walk
Travel to school [school #3]
private car
Travel to school [school #4]
private car
Travel to school [school #5]
private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
3
Accessibility to school [school #2]
3
Accessibility to school [school #3]
6
Accessibility to school [school #4]
6
Accessibility to school [school #5]
6

History

History
The community was expelled from Ein Gedi in 1948. The lived in Ras Ein-Al A'uja since 1970.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
yes
Seasonal Movement - details
There is winter and summer migration between the community and the mountains near Huwwara and Nablus, where they go during the summer. Some families leave for the mountains in April, but all return by October.
Community Initiatives
tourism
Initiative in the community - details
A Touristic building has been established and is functioning well.
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • daily laborer
Main Occupation
  • shepherding
  • temporary employment in settlement
  • tourism
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
General Livelihood - details
The community has approximately 1500 sheep. They sell sheep products in Jericho either directly or through two middlemen who bring the goods to the markets. Sometimes residents of the community work in agricultural in settlements, but it is rare. The family of the representative worked in tourism and they made tours around the spring of Al A'uja.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • nature reserve
  • close to settlement
  • settler violence
Threats and Obstacles - details
The army sometimes come at night to the community to search. The community reports that the settlers from the nearby settlements have intimidated shepherds and have stolen, shot and killed several sheep and donkeys.
Number of Demolition Orders
9
Number of Demolitions
1
Demolitions - details
According to the community the last demolitions occurred 20 years ago. Demolitions orders were issued but so far have not been realized.
Swap Start/End

Ras 'Ein al 'Auja - Rashaideh

Jordan Valley, along Road 449