Kefar Adummim was established in 1979 and counted in December 2003 a population of 1,866, counting approximately 100-200 families. The community settlement such as this is typical for the West Bank. It contains of less ‘caravans’ than houses built out of stone and concrete materials, surrounded by many trees and shrubs. The vegetation is here strong and hides almost all portable houses underneath it. Electronic barriers regulated the entrance and exit of people who own electronic devices to command the opening of these gates. Fences have been not visible.
The settlement has many rectangular one storey portable
housing units. Almost all housing units are widened, lengthened or added
with whole or half caravan units, little storage huts, many different canopies,
and also shipping containers. The units are densely placed, with many plants,
trees and shrubs in between. The overall layout is terraced. The individual
units have fewer but individualized spaces in-between. All caravan units
and their garden areas are different and not at once perceivable as it has
been the case on Hill 468 and Mitzpeh Danny. However, the caravans’
placements seem to be strict in distances of app. 3-4 meters. Although relatively
large and crowded the settlement seems to be only residential. The placement
of the caravans is as such that it is always possible to get a view onto
the settlement together with its main road.
In Kefar Adummim most caravans are elevated from the neighboring by earth mounts which insures terracing of the neighborhood; they are also ‘fine-tuned with additional thin concrete sheets. The infrastructure is more visually disguised than in the other settlements. Here, the water, electricity and sewage access is at different place, mainly from the roof. However, wall penetration must be possible. The electricity and also telecommunications is realized from the grid masts above the roofs to the inner corner of an altered caravan unit. This settlement has also internet.
Throughout the three settlements the demographics concentrates around families with small children. The settlements of various sizes are interconnected a variety of family and children focused activities can be found. Older children and adultery (mainly women; the men commute to the cities) are commuting for education and work to other built-up areas.