Situated at the summit of a road which winds freely through beautiful olive groves, Deir al-Ghusun is an agricultural gem in the eastern West Bank.
Just 8km northeast of the city of Tulkarem, it is also very near the Israeli-built boundary wall known as the Green Line, which has put the brakes on the economic prosperity it previously enjoyed. Deir al-Ghusun’s main agricultural products are currently olive oil, melons, cucumbers and nuts. This attractive town boasts a relatively bustling centre with a variety of shops and many people sat out front on chairs resting in the sun. There is an eclectic old town area with a mazy mix of historic buildings and new stylish apartments.
The former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of the PNA (Palestinian National Authority), Salam Fayyad, was born in Deir al-Ghusun.
Population: 8,242 (2007)