'I am too am willing to die for this land'
A visit to Biddya, a once-thriving West Bank town that was forced to rely on agriculture after the start of the second intifada.
It all looked different here once. Some 7,500 Israeli cars used to come here every Saturday, two or three people in each car, and their passengers left behind some NIS 450 million a year. In addition to that were purchases by building contractors and wholesalers. The economic consultancy firm Czamanski Ben Shahar and Co., which advised the big Israeli shopping malls at the time, prepared a survey of the Biddya...
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