Bidiya | Machsomwatch
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A town in the Salfit district, north of Highway 5, with about 10,000 residents. From 1967 until the paving of the Trans-Samaria Highway, which bypasses the village, and the construction of  the separation barrier, many Israelis used to shop in the village and commerce flourished. The settlements of Barkan and Kiryat Netafim were built on lands expropriated from Bidia. 85% of Bidiya's lands are in Area C, and building on them is denied. Part of these land has been declared state land.