The settlement, close to Jenin, attracted secular young Israeli families seeking low cost housing and an idyllic lifestyle. In later years, Palestinian snipers used the hilltop outside the perimeter fence to aim into the windows of Kadim homes. In the face of mounting violence, many residents left.
During seven years of talks that ended in 2001, the possibility of dismantling Kadim was discussed as part of a peace agreement.
In September 2005, Ariel Sharon's plan for unilateral disengagement was implemented and the remaining residents of Kadim were evicted. The families moved to Reichan, a community inside the Green Line.