• General Background

      Mūladaʾh is a Bedouin village incorporating several historic villages that predate the establishment of the State of Israel, including Tlāʿa Rašīd and Wādi Ġuwīn. The village is located south of Route 31, and is populated by 4,000 residents.  In 2000, the Israeli government decided to recognize it and it is now one of the villages of the al-Qasum regional council.

      Services and Infrastructure

      Mūladaʾh has three elementary schools, and one high school. There is a clinic and a mother-and-child health station which supply medical services to its inhabitants.

      Although Mūladaʾh was recognized by the state as far back as 2000, houses in the village are not connected to the national electricity grid and its residents have to use solar panels. Nor are the houses connected to the water grid – the villagers run pipes to transport water to their houses from a connection point on the main water pipe, a distance of up to three kilometers. The houses are not connected to the waste removal system, and with the exception of one road leading to the school, none of the roads are paved. Garbage removal services do not operate in Mūladaʾh.

      Planning Situation

      Mūladaʾh has a “blue line” describing its village boundaries. However, since it does not have a detailed master plan, its inhabitants cannot request building permits. Thus, lacking any planning facilities, Mūladaʾh has been subject to the house demolition policy and there are pending demolition orders on some of its houses.