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Kufr Thulth

Kufr Thulth is located in the western part of the West Bank, in the Qalqiliya district. According to archeological evidence, this village was inhabited as early as the Early Bronze Age. Findings have been dated there to Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times. The village is situated on road 446, south of the Palestinian town of Azoun and north of Qanah River. It numbers 5,606 inhabitants as of 2017.

After the signing of the Oslo Accords, the built-up southern part of the village was categorized as Area B, comprising about 11% of its area, but nearly all of its farmland is classified as Area C.

Israel has confiscated 367 dunams of the village lands, and the area of neighboring village Arab Al Hula, in order to construct the settler-colonies of Karnei Shomron, Ginot Shomron, Ma’ale Shomron, and Immanuel, as well as the Separation Fence (splitting the village itself), and prevented villagers to access their farmlands lying near the settler-colonies. The authorities declared the area a nature reserve, and thus prevented access or any tending that would change the nature of the local land.

The Israeli army and the settler-colonists continue to harass the Palestinian farmers who visit their own lands, attack their herds and destroy trees and any other kind of farm crop, uproot trees and pollute water sources with sewage or toxic waste in order to make the Palestinians leave.

For further information: http://vprofile.arij.org/qalqiliya/pdfs/vprofile/kufrthulth_vp_en.pdf