At-Tuwani | Machsomwatch
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The locals came to a-Tawani during the 20th century from the village of Yatta, which is still used by the mother settlement.
The anthropologist and Orientalist Yaakov Habakkuk was among the cave dwellers between 1977 and 1980, during which he was also a-Tawani and gained cooperation.
He writes that the people of Yatta left the mother village and settled in abandoned ruins, taking advantage of the arable land, pastures for grazing sheep, and the abundance of natural caves for habitation. The residents who settled in the caves were from families who could not purchase land for the construction of houses in the mother villages, as well as shepherds who did not have enough land to graze. The men were sent to take over abandoned ruins in the area, and when it was found that the place was habitable and livable they brought their family members. Once the places were established, they became a place of refuge and refuge for clans and families who quarreled with other families. Some of the residents live in concrete buildings built above the caves. In the area of ​​the village are several cisterns and an ancient water well called Ein a-Tawani. With the help of international factors, an electrical system was installed in the village. In the late 90s of the 20th century, an elementary school was established in the village serving several small villages in the area. (Wikipedia)
MachsomWatch members are holding shifts to this village as it is severely disturbed by the settlers of the nearby estates. So much so that it takes military escort for the children to divide them from the rioters.

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