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Tulkarm (Arabic طولكرم Ṭūlkarm; Standard Hebrew טולכרם) is an Arab city in the West Bank.

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Location

Tulkarm is a city in the north-western West Bank located just inside the "Green Line", 15km east of the Mediterranean Sea.


Population

The population of Tulkarm is about 50,000 people. Most of them are Sunni Muslims; they include very few Christians and no Jews.


Climate

The climate of Tulkarm is subtropical, with rainfall limited to the winter. The average temperature in the winter ranges between 8 C to 16 C, while the average temperature in the summer ranges between 17 C to 30 C.


Languages

Everyone speaks Arabic; however English is widely spoken as a second language.


Agriculture

Tulkarm produces Citrus Fruits, Melons, Olives, Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Wheat, Sesame, peanut, Egg Plant, Chilly Pepper, Green Beans, Guava.


Education

There is a two-year college at Tulkarm called the Khodori Institute, in addition to four high schools, two for girls and two for boys.


Television

Tukarm has three private television stations; Al-Salam, Al-Fajir and Al-Bilad.


Settlement

Israeli settlements have been established near Tulkarm, partly through land confiscation[1] (http://galton.uchicago.edu/~amit/MIDE/Update_Settlement_20Activity.html).


Sports

Tulkarm has 2 semi-professional soccer teams; one is called Markez Shabab Tulkarm and the other is called Thaqafi Tulkarm. Both are in The Palestinian League Division One and both are usually on top or near the top of the standings.


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CNN.com - Israeli forces take control of Tulkarem - January 21, 2002 (723 words)
The IDF said that Tulkarem is a center for terror activities and has a broad terrorist infrastructure.
Israel withdrew from Tulkarem in 1995 as part of the Oslo accords, which were signed by Israel and Arafat in 1993 and 1995.
The gunman in the attack was from Tulkarem, the Israeli military said.
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