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Tulkarm is in West Bank.

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From Ramallah you can easily take a service taxi (shared taxi) from the first floor of the busstation in the center of the city. Ask one of the men with security uniforms or one of the drivers to direct you to the correct car. The price will be about 28 shekels.

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Khirbet Irtah:Located south of Tulkarem, The site of Khirbet Irtah is mentioned and known to have been inhabited during the Roman, Byzantine and Isalmic eras. Several Tombs, caves and a Roman pool are still visible. MOTA together with support from UNDP is turning the area around the archeological site into a park for the local community.

Kur:Another ancient Throne Village, Kur is located in the middle of a triangle consisting of the cities of Nablus, Tulkarem and Qalqilya. It dates back to the 12th century under the Mamluk rule. All of the residents of the village are descendants of the Jayyusi clan. Several mansions such as Abu Naman al Jayyousi’s home are being renovated and restored through support from USAID and UNDP.

Tulkarem Cultural Forum:Established in 1994, the Tulkarem Cultural Forum comprises a group of local artists and arts practitioners dedicated to developing the cultural life of the area. The Forum organises occasional events including theatrical presentations, art exhibitions and poetry evenings.

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Tulkarm is not an ordinary tourist destination on the West Bank. Using one of the nearby checkpoints to enter Israel will give you problems with the IDF. Taybeh checkpoint is only for Palestinian citizens, and the Djubara-checkpoint requires a vehicle with Israeli license plates. Asking politely for a ride across the border will usually not be a problem.

Anyhow, taking a shared taxi to Ramallah and then to Jerusalem trough Qalandiya checkpoint is adviced. This will make the transportation much more comfortable.

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