Difference between revisions of "Jenin"
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Jenin is a 4000-year-old city now populated by Palestinians. Jenin in the north West Bank.
The most logical way to enter would be to fly into Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel, take a taxi or mini-bus to Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, from the Arab bus station take bus 18 to Ramallah (6.50 NIS, less than an hour), cross into Ramallah and take a shared taxi from the central bus station to Jenin (35 NIS, 1.5 to 2 hours).
Walking is a practical mode of getting around, taxis can be hired as needed.
The Palaces of Abdel Qader Abdel Hadi and the Hussein Abdel Hadi were restored and converted into a Cultural Center and Children’s Center respectively. This centre is nowadays very active, and attracts lots of people from neighboring villages.
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Be sure to take advantage of the great bargains that can be found in the many shops. This is a great place to find souvenirs!
There is plenty of Middle Eastern cuisine available; falafel, shawarma, hummus, the works. There are a couple of excellent places near the bus station where the food is instantly made.
There are many coffee vendors.
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From the central taxi station, it is easy to travel to many locations within the West Bank.
In 2011feb I passed on foot through the checkpoint at Jalameh, north of Jenin. It was not pleasant (aggressive Israeli guards), but we got through just before the place closed down for a Sabbath-closure of some 30 hours. The taxi to Nazareth then cost us 150 NIS - pricey, but worth it. (The much longer journey from Ramallah to Jenin had cost just 35 NIS per person.)
To Nablus, one can take a service (shared) taxi for 15 NIS or a bus for 10 NIS.
To Ramallah, there is a service taxi for 35 NIS.