Ramallah Cluster

Aboud, Deir Ammar, and Bani Zeid

In the governorate of Ramallah and al-Bireh, there is a group of prestigious villages notable for their different vocations. They shed light on Palestinian reality and illustrate its great potentiality.

  • Birzeit

    The town of Birzeit is located at an altitude of 788 meters above sea level. The old town contains 130 houses, a third of which are two-storey, and are predominantly landscaped. Many of them have been restored by several institutions such as Riwaq and Siraj.

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  • Aboud

    An ancient, picturesque village, distant 22 km from Ramallah and 30 from Jerusalem, with 2.500 inhabitants: half Islamic and half Christian (Orthodox and Catholic).

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  • Deir Ammar

    A town with almost 3.000 people, located 17 km northwest of Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate.

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  • West Bani Zeid

    A Municipality with 6.000 inhabitants, located 27 km north-west of Ramallah created in 1966 joining the administration of two villages: Deir Ghassaneh and Beit Rima.

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Jerusalem Cluster

Jaba’, Mukhmas, and Deir Dibwan


    The village of Al-Qubeiba is located at an altitude of 751 meters above sea level. It was named after its buildings, which are shaped like domes. It is believed that the village of Al-Qubeiba is Emmaus, which was mentioned in the New Testament.

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  • Jaba’

    A Palestinian town located 10 km northeast of Jerusalem in the central West Bank with a population of 3.000. It has not to be confused with the homonymous village in the south of Jenin.

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  • Mukhmas

    A Palestinian town with a population of 2.500, located 11 km northeast of Jerusalem and adjacent to Jaba’ and Deir Dibwan in the central West Bank.

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  • Deir Dibwan

    a village of 6.000 people, located 6.4 km east of Ramallah and 21 km north of Jerusalem. Beyond the residents, there are as many people born in the village and migrated abroad.

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    The village of Bayt Surik rises 820 meters above sea level, dating back to the pre-Roman era. The village was mentioned in the Middle Ages as Bethsurit, and there are in its vicinity more than 25 archaeological monuments, tombs, caves ..

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    The town of Al-Eizariya is located at an altitude of 553 meters above sea level, while Arab Al-Ka'abneh is located at an altitude of 209 meters. Al-Ezariya was mentioned in the Bible and the Torah under the name Bethany, which means the house of misery or the house of dates.

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Jenin Cluster

Berqin, Arraba, and Sanour 

On the north of West Bank, the Cluster of Local Culture of Jenin and Nablus, the villages of Arraba, Burqin and Sanur distinguish themselves for their vivid history, noticeable urban architecture and experiential, gastronomic and naturalistic interests.

  • Berqin

    A town of 7.000 inhabitants, located on a hill, a real lookout over the olive groves and the fields of the Arraba plain.

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  • Arraba

    One of the nicest Palestinian villages, dating back to the Canaanite period (2nd millennium BC) and preserves an archaeological site (Tal Dothan) of that period.

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  • Sanour 

    A town of more than 5.000 inhabitants, located 26 km southwest of Jenin, on a hill, a real lookout over the olive groves and the fields of the Arraba plain.

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Hebron Cluster


    The city of Al-Dhahiriya is considered the gateway to the south of the West Bank, and it is one of the Canaanite cities (the town of Joshan or Dohar, which means mail), and it is more than five thousand years old.

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    A border town that represents the end of the borders of the southern West Bank and rises 720 meters above sea level. Its name goes back to the Canaanite town of Eshtemoa, meaning obedience.

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