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RAMALLAH, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Etihad Ayyad, a 50-year-old farmer with six children from the West Bank city of Jericho, has recently become the first Palestinian woman to obtain a tractor driver's license.

At first, people were shocked to see her driving a huge tractor and plowing the farmland.

But soon, Ayyad became an icon for local women as she not only successfully saved her land but also earned enough money to support her family.

Najah Mohammed, a 44-year-old woman working on Ayyad's land, said that "even if men leave the land, we (women) are able to protect ourselves, our land, our history and our future."

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