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Deir Abu Da’if

The village of Deir Abu Da’if is located 6km east of Jenin city. The economy is mainly driven by agriculture, and the village is surrounded by farmland as is typical of northern Palestine.

There are various small shops keeping the locals topped up, including one of the best kunafeh bakeries for miles. The smell of the sweet pastries quite literally wafts down the street, enticing passers-by in for a bite.

Population: 5,293 (2006)

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What To Do

Jenin, 5km away, is a buzzing city which is surprisingly big on culture and adventure. The nearby Burqin church is also a must-see for all visitors to the Jenin area, as it is brimming with historical significance and kept in arrestingly beautiful condition.

Where To Eat

Be sure to sample the village’s scrumptious kunafeh, a typical Palestinian sweet made from shredded phyllo pastry, gooey cheese and syrup. Meanwhile, for dining, Jenin is home to a range of sit-down restaurants, as well as some of the tastiest shawarma joints in Palestine.

Where To Stay

There are several hotels in Jenin, as well as a hostel which is popular with travellers called Cinema Jenin Guesthouse. Alternatively, head south to Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jerusalem for much more variety.