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Stacks of soap stand tall in the Al Tuqan soap factory, Nablus, the occupied West Bank, February 2006. Al Tuqan is one of three soap factories in Nablus that remain in business after the beginning of the second intifada in 2000 and subsequent lockdown of Palestinian movement in and out of Nablus by the Israeli Defence Forces. This lockdown has not only limited the movement of people in the West Bank, but has also limited the ability of businesses such as Al Tuqan to import raw materials for the production of soap and export finished products outside of the city of Nablus and the greater West Bank. Photo: Ed Giles.
Stacks of soap stand tall in the Al Tuqan soap factory, Nablus, the occupied West Bank, February 2006. Al Tuqan is one of three soap factories in Nablus that remain in business after the beginning of the second intifada in 2000 and subsequent lockdown of Palestinian movement in and out of Nablus by the Israeli Defence Forces. This lockdown has not only limited the movement of people in the West Bank, but has also limited the ability of businesses such as Al Tuqan to import raw materials for...
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