Um al Kheir South

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
bedouin

Resident

Number of Families
32
Tribe
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Jahalin
Sub-Tribe
al-Hathalin
Refugees
not enough data

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Planning
submitted plan
Planning - details
A detailed plan was submitted a few years ago, and it is unclear where it stands today.
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack
  • EU shack

Infrastructure/Services

Water Access
water tank
Water Access - details
Water tanks cost the community 75 NIS per 3 cubic meters of water
Electric Connection
Health Care
  • clinic in neighboring community
  • clinic in distant town/village
Health Care - details
A clinic operates in Um al Kheir village one day a week. In other days and in more severe cases, the inhabitants go to Heron for health services.

Education

Location of School #1
Um al Kheir village
Distances to schools [school #1]
2001 - 5000 meters
Accessibility to school [school #1]
4

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
Unknown
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
  • employed by PA
Main Occupation
  • shepherding
  • herd without shepherding
Woman's Occupation
taking care of the herd
General Livelihood - details
Grazing areas are severely restricted by the IDF and surrounding settlements, so the community must also buy food for the herds for high prices. Few women support their families through raising live stock and chickens.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • close to settlement
Threats and Obstacles - details
Grazing areas are severely restricted by the IDF and surrounding settlements, so the community must also buy food for the herds for high prices.
They are also under constant threat of demolition, with regular visits from the ICA.
Number of Demolition Orders
86
Number of Demolitions
20
Demolitions - details
According to residents, a few houses were demolished. The ICA visits regularly and several houses have pending demolition orders.
Swap Start/End

South Hebron Hills, adjacent to settlement of Karmel