With houses speckling the green hills rising out of a verdant valley, Kharas is a beautiful town to visit. Located just 12km northwest of Hebron, many workers live here and commute south daily. The town relies on agriculture to survive, but has faced severe problems due to the lack of water given to it by the nearby illegal Israeli settlements. An enormous water tank at the top of the town lies bone dry as residents struggle to survive on the little water they receive.
Yet still the town is growing, with the recent development of modern houses, including one known as ‘the castle’ which has been built by a wealthy American-Palestinian. There is also a Kharas Women’s Club, located in the striking municipality building, which organises regular events.
Population: 10,000 (2015 approximation)