Faqqua, located 11km east of Jenin in the northern West Bank, is famous in the area for its plentiful cactus fruit. This relatively large village no longer relies entirely on agriculture for its income, but farms and olive groves still dominant the verdant scenery. Many families now earn their livelihoods by working in Jenin, the governorate capital, a short ten-minute drive away.
Faqqua is a charming village; where goats roam freely, munching on the aforementioned cactus, as old men sit outside their homes playing cards. Many of the homes and gardens are decorated beautifully with bright flowers and lush trees.
The main high street is home to a small range of shops and is also the spot where the taxi service to Jenin departs. There are four mosques in Faqqua and two schools, one for girls and the other for boys.
Population: 3,490 (2006)