Susya

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
farmer

Resident

Number of Families
32
Names of Families
Nawaja'a, Shunnarat, Harini, Mughannam, Abu Sabha, Abu Malash
Farmers Origin/Family
Al Qaryiteen village, on the border with Susya
Refugees
non-official refugee status
Refugees Details
Their status as refugees wasn't recognized as they moved to these lands before the 1948 war.

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Land Ownership - details
Susya residents sit on part of their historical lands since 1948
Planning
submitted plan
Planning - details
The plan for the village was rejected by the ICA
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack
  • EU shack
  • concrete
  • stone
Building materials - details
caves

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
  • private vehicle
  • public transit
Water Access - details
Today there are 14 wells owned by the community, which collect water during the winter. Between May and October the community must buy water tanks, mainly from A-Tuwani village.
Electric Connection
Health Care
  • clinic in neighboring community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
The clinic in Susya was established in 2010, and operates once a week. A second clinic operates in Yatta. The nearest hospital is the governmental hospital in Hebron.
Location of Services
Yatta and Hebron

Education

Kindergarten
No
Kindergarten - details
A kindergarten was initiated by a group of women. It functioned for limited period but stopped operating when the head of it got married and moved outside the community.-
Location of School #1
Susya
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
301 - 1000 meter
Location of School #2
A-Tuwani
Time to schools [school #1]
16 - 30 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Middle school
  • High school
Time to schools [school #2]
5 - 15 minutes
Distances to schools [school #2]
2001 - 5000 meters
Distances to schools [school #3]
2001 - 5000 meters
Time to schools [school #3]
5 - 15 minutes
Travel to school [school #1]
  • easy walk
  • difficult walk
  • donkey
Travel to school [school #2]
bus
Travel to school [school #3]
bus
Accessibility to school [school #1]
6
Accessibility to school [school #2]
3
Accessibility to school [school #3]
3
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #1]
7
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #2]
5
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #3]
5

History

History
The community was expelled in 1948 from the village of Al Qaryiteen, and were forcibly removed from the village of Susya in 1986. The lands they sit on today were theirs since before 1948 which is why they don't hold official refugee status.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
yes
Seasonal Movement - details
Some owners of the land who live outside Susya come to Susya between April - June.
Community Initiatives
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Initiative in the community - details
They have a cooperative and established the susya sports club, and their local council
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • daily laborer
  • employed by PA
  • agriculture
Main Occupation
  • shepherding
  • agriculture
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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  • close to settlement
  • settler violence
  • road
  • Wastewater treatment facility
Number of Demolition Orders
81
Number of Demolitions
17
Swap Start/End

Susya (1)
Susya

South Hebron Hills