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The Impact of the Closure of the Jordanian-Syrian Border Crossings on the Decline in Commercial Traffic in the City of Ramtha (Ramtha and Jaber Corssings: a Geographical Study)

Auther : Ayed Taran Ebtisam Marei Shatha Rawashdeh Basheer Almasaid

Objective: The study seeks to measure the impact of the closure of the Ramtha and Jaber crossings on the decline in movement and commercial activity in the city of Ramtha after the recent occurrence of the Syrian crisis, and the study tries to identify the reality of these crossings and their economic and developmental role in the city of Ramtha. Methods: The number of the research sample reached 153 our of the total number of families in the comprehensive community, which is (29,460) families. The questionnaire was used as a main tool for the study, and it included two parts: the first was the initial information and data of the respondent, and the second part consisted of 12 items measuring the impact of the closure of the Ramtha and Jaber crossings on commercial traffic in the city of Ramtha. Data were enterd and analyzed by the SPSS statistical program. The study relied on descriptive statistics, the (T-test), the stability coefficient of Cronbach alpha, in addition to the onr-on-one analysis of variance (ANOVA). The study also relied on the cartographic method in preparing maps through (ArcGIS 10.2). Results: The impact of the living standard of the population as a result of the closure of the crossings, due to the majority of the population in the city on the trade profession, as revealed the study revealed the impact of the owners of companies and shops, especially owners of freight cars and taxis, as a result of the interruption of commercial traffic between Jordan and Syria.
Keywords: Border Crossin gs, Commercial Traffic, Ramtha Crossing, Jaber Crossing.
 

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