The school currently provides classes to 80 children from the area. Teachers from Ramallah, Hebron, Jericho and Nablus give lessons at the school. The extra buildings are much needed for the number of children attending the school.The Bedouins of Ka'abne have a long history in the area. They have lived in the area for over 50 years.
Ka'abne lies next to the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitav. Farmers herding their goats next to the settlement have been subjected to repeated acts of harassment and violence by the settlers.
The community moves between the Ka'abne area and an area close to Ramallah. A military order prevents the community from living in any area except the Ka'abne area.
The community sustains itself by herding goats and making cheese and yogurt. The village does not have any electricity, save for portable generators for water. The Bedouins tents are next to two huge tanks owned by the Israeli company, Mekorot. Mekorot sells its water, taken from the ground beneath the community, to the Bedouins for 20 NIS per hour.
So far the Ka'abne school project has been a success. The school buildings have remained in position for several months in defiance of military orders. The people of the village are working on further structures. During our visit in March villagers, with the help of the Jordan Valley Solidarity Group, were erecting toile
Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group