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        1/17/2012, Tevet 22, 5772

      Two Israelis Arrested for Entering PA City in Samaria


      Two Israeli civilians entered the Palestinian Authority assigned city of Tulkarem in Samaria. They were arrested by the Israel Defense Forces and escorted out of the city. 

      Tulkarem has been part of the Palestinian Authority since the mid 1990s. According to a 2006 census, it has a population of 58,950. According to a 2010 report by the Israeli Civil Administration Economics Department, a Tulkarem amusement park called Mega Land attracts tens of thousands of visitors. Tulkarem has 2 semi-professional soccer teams; Thaqafi Tulkarem and Markez Shabab Tulkarem. Both are in the Palestinian League Division One.