Jenin is a 4000-year-old city in the north West Bank now populated by Palestinians.
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.
As of February, 2011, it was possible to pass on foot through the crossing between Israel and the West Bank at Jalameh, north of Jenin. It may be unpleasant, however, if the Israeli border guards are aggressive toward you. From the Israeli side of the border, taxis to Nazareth cost 150 NIS at the time - pricey, but worth it. (The much longer journey from Ramallah to Jenin had cost just 35 NIS per person.) Alternately, you can consider taking a taxi to Afula for approximately 40-50 NIS. A bus on to Nazareth is then 10.90 NIS.
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.