Not to be confused with the neighbouring illegal Israeli settlement of the same name, Tekoa is a large Palestinian village located 10km southeast of Bethlehem. It belongs to the Arab al-Ta’amira village cluster together with Za’atara and Beit Ta’mir.
There are several shops to be found along the village’s main arteries for traffic. While the views from its lofty mountain perch are spectacular, especially as the sun is either rising or setting, lighting up the plains and mountains miraculously.
Population: 6,866 (2007)