Samu’a is the southernmost town in the West Bank, but well worth making the trip to for its sheer beauty alone. The historic centre is today a hive of activity with various businesses, market stalls and street food vendors, while the surrounding residential areas are leafy and attractive. The remarkable stonework of the original houses and buildings is still visible at various spots throughout the town, plus there is a specific area of crumbling ruins which now has a grassy covering.
This is a relaxed and spacious town, with all of the facilities of a bigger Palestinian town, yet none of the hectic atmosphere. A sign in the centre reveals that Samu’a, just 12km from Hebron, has been aided by Japan with its infrastructure.
Population: 19,649 (2007)