Get to Know the Activities of the Ephraim District Coordination and Liaison

Get to Know the Activities of the Ephraim District Coordination and Liaison

Ephraim DCL


The Ephraim District Coordination and Liaison (DCL) is responsible for the area spanning from the village of Aqabah in the north to the Shilo Stream in the south, consisting of three main districts: Tulkarem, Qalqilya and Salfit. The DCL provides services to 84 Palestinian villages and 21 Israeli settlements which include approximately 470,000 residents.


The local economy is based primarily on commerce, local agriculture, construction and extensive textile work.

In order to promote the local economy, a business lounge was established at the Ephraim Crossing by the Civil Administration, the Land Crossings Authority at the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Regional Cooperation. The lounge, a first of its kind, is designed to develop trade relations and Israeli-Palestinian cooperation and constitutes a bridge between businesspeople from both sides. The Ephraim Gate Crossing serves as one of the largest crossings for merchandise between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

You can read about the lounge in the article attached here.

Every year approximately 120,000 Israeli and Palestinian trucks cross through the Ephraim Gate Crossing, and in addition approximately 8,000 workers and merchants cross on a daily basis to work in Israel.

There are four main industrial zones in the Ephraim DCL region: Barkan, Ariel, Emanuel and Sal'it. These industrial zones not only contribute to the local economy, but also create a bridge for Palestinians and Israelis who work there side by side.

The DCL also works to promote projects for the welfare of the population, such as: regulation of the entrance junction to the village of Deir Istiya, regulation of a square at the entrance to the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan, increase of the electrical connection for the village of Jarushiya, construction of a soccer field in Biddya and other projects which you can read about on "Our Activities" page.

Contact Us

Ephraim DCL
Head of DCL
Lieutenant Colonel Raem Faleh
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Arrival Methods

The Ephraim DCL is located near the town of Tzofim

Ways to get there:
The #74 Bus from the Central Bus Station in Kfar Saba stops at the DCL 

Nearest Crossings

Shaar Ephraim Crossing 

Pedestrian Traffic:

 Sun.-Thurs. 4:00-18:30

 Fri. 4:45-11:45

Eyal Crossing

Pedestrian Traffic:

Sun.-Thurs. 4:00-15:15

Fri. 5:00-13:30

Eleyhau Crossing

Vehicle Crossing: 24/7

Pedestrian: For specific license holders

Chotzeh Shomron Crossing

Vehicle Crossing: 24/7

Pedestrian: For specific license holders

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