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The Palestinian community of al-Ramadin lies two kilometres east of the city of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank. Prior to the construction of the Annexation Wall, al-Ramadin was considered as a neighbourhood of the city. However, since 2003, al-Ramadin has been off from Qalqiliya and the rest of the West Bank.
The isolation of Al-Ramadin has had many serious affects on the life of the community. Among those most affected are the schoolchildren of Al-Ramadin. They have to pass through the gate twice a day, every day on their way to and from school.
Students as young as 7 years old often have to wait for several hours for the Israeli soldiers to open "Gate 93" and allow them to pass. Students can face up to a four hour delay regardless of whether it is pouring with rain, bitterly cold or, in summer, extremely hot.