depends on agriculture as it owns wide areas of land and most of its
inhabitants are farmers.
The most common
trees planted in the town are olives, apricots and figs. The average
output of olive oil is ten-thousand tons a year and large quantities
of apricots, figs and almonds.
Farmers not only
grow these kinds of trees, but they also grow wheat and barley in
winter besides vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, peas, marrows and
green pepper in summer.
The farmers have
recently used farming in greenhouses for growing different kinds of
field in the town's economy is raising poultry for meat and for
laying eggs, so there are hundreds of thousands of hens for this
people raise sheep, goats and cows for meat and milk. Besides, they
raise other kinds of animals for work in their land.
There is a limited
number of governmental employees who work inside or outside the town
such as teachers, doctors, lawyers and managers. Moreover, there is
a somehow big number of people who work with the different security
branches of the Palestinian National Authority.
Lastly, there is a
sector of traders who work either in the town or outside it and some
of them have achieved a flourished trade. Besides, there are a few
successful professions in the town such as carpentry and