Wadi al Seeq

Basic info

Area
district
Community Association
  • bedouin
  • farmer

Resident

Number of Families
32
Tribe
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  • Jahalin
  • Ka’abneh
Sub-Tribe
Zweidin Saraya'a
Names of Families
Zweidin and A'raa'ra (Jahalin), Dar Abu Eid (Yatta), Badran from Deir Dubwan.
Farmers Origin/Family
2 families from Yatta, 1 family from Deir Dubwan
Refugees
  • non-official refugee status
  • official refugee status
Refugees Details
The refugees hold UNRWA cards

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
  • lease
  • private
  • state owned land
Planning
No plan
Structure Type
  • tent
  • tin shack

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
  • pedestrian
  • private vehicle
  • public transit
Water Access
water tank
Water Access - details
The community fills their water tanks from a house next to the Caramelo checkpoint. The house that is connected to water due to an old permit. The owner of the house is from the same family as one of the families in the community (Zweidin). They buy 3 cubes of water for 25 NIS.
Electric Connection - details
Comet-ME is working with the community on the establishment of solar panel, which are expected to operate by January of 2020.
Health Care
  • clinic in distant town/village
  • mobile clinic in community
Health Care - details
The UNRWA clinic used to visit the community but these visits stopped in 2018.
The closest health clinic is in Taybeh village or Deir Jreir. The nearest hospitals are in Ramallah and Jericho.
Location of Services
Villages of Deir Dubwan, Deir Jrir and Taybeh

Education

Kindergarten
No
Location of School #1
Wadi al Seeq
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
0-300 meter
Location of School #2
Deir Jrir
Time to schools [school #1]
5 - 15 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Middle school
Time to schools [school #2]
over 1 hour
Distances to schools [school #2]
more than 5001 meters
Location of School #3
Deir Jrir
Distances to schools [school #3]
more than 5001 meters
Time to schools [school #3]
over 1 hour
Schools - details
The primary school is attended by the children of this and the surrounding communities. Transportation to school is provided by the ministry of education yet it is unreliable and the community reports that the bus does not always arrive and many times arrives late.
Travel to school [school #1]
easy walk
Travel to school [school #2]
  • bus
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Travel to school [school #3]
  • bus
  • difficult walk
  • private car
Accessibility to school [school #1]
2
Accessibility to school [school #2]
6
Accessibility to school [school #3]
6
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #1]
4
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #2]
2
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #3]
2

History

History
The Kaa'bneh were expelled from their lands in 1948. Between 1948 to 1995 they were displaced by the Israeli authorities severel times from the areas in which they settled, originally in South Hebron Hills and then around Jericho. In 1995 they reached an agreement with the IDF to move to Wadi al Seeq, where they reside today. They are unable to move anywhere else since.
The Jahalin families joined the community in 2003 due to a conflicts with other families. The families from Yatta joined the community a bit later.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
no
Seasonal Movement - details
The community has stayed permanently in this area since 1995.
Community Initiatives
public building
Initiative in the community - details
primary school
Other Occupation
  • agriculture
  • shepherding
  • temporary employment in settlement
Main Occupation
  • agriculture
  • shepherding
Woman's Occupation
  • housekeeping
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
General Livelihood - details
98% of the families depend on shepherding. Some work in agriculture for a temporary period and only one person from Kaa'bneh is employed as a teacher in Imleihat - Mua'rajat East school.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • nature reserve
  • road
Threats and Obstacles - details
The movement of the community is severely restricted from all sided. In the south is a nature reserve, in the north an agricultural private lands, in the east a closed military zone and road 458 is to the west of the community. This makes it difficult to access in and out of the community and to graze their herds.
Number of Demolition Orders
12
Number of Demolitions
3
Swap Start/End

Wadi al Seeq

Central West Bank, East of Ramallah along road 458