Um al Khayr: A community in crisis

23 March 2010

Um al Khayr is a community in crisis. Like many Bedouin and herding communities living in the West Bank their way of life is under threat. They face closures and demolitions imposed by Israeli authorities, land expropriation, intimidation and violence from neighbouring Israeli settlements. Moreover, the effects of an ongoing drought are compounded by unequal water distribution.