Name of City: Yabad

Population: 18000 (2018)

Area: 38 Km2

Yaabad is a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank, 20 kilometers west of Jenin in the Jenin Governorate, sitting at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level.

Name of Mayor: Mr. Amjad Mahmoud Atatri


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Main features:

Yaabad is a major agricultural town with most of its land covered with olive groves and grain fields.

Main economic activities:

Agricultural wealth is a major source of income for the population and create jobs opportunities.

The people of the town are mainly dependent in their living on the agricultural sector, especially on the tobacco cultivation.

Moreover, the tourism sector is contributing to the local economic growth relying on the beautiful nature of the town attracting tourists for relaxation.

Conditions and environmental challenges:

Most of the work force in Yaabad is distributed in the agricultural sector and specially tobacco cultivation as well as other commercial activities with a very low portion of unemployment constituting only 0.22% of the total active individuals. The main serious issues facing the life quality of the city citizens is the ineffective solid waste collection and the lack of wastewater collection networks and treatment plants as well.

Yaabad has faced the noticeable rise in temperature compared to previous years by which outdoor workers, the water sector, in addition to people with chronic diseases are affected. In addition to that the increased excessive rain has resulted in annual floods during the winter season damaging agricultural lands and properties, this has led local authorities to think hard to develop and establish rain water collection systems.