Kafr Qaddum: “from worse to worse”

By former EA, Jamie.

In 2003, the Israeli military closed the road between the Palestinian village of Kafr Qaddum and the nearest city, Nablus, in the West Bank. This was to allow for the expansion of the illegal Israeli settlement of Qedumim. The driving time for Palestinians was tripled as a result of the two roadblocks that Israel put up, inconveniencing the villagers and increasing the cost of products and services received from Nablus. In addition, the villagers lost access to their farmland near the settlement.

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