This Jaba lies just 8km southwest of the northern city of Jenin. Considering Jaba translates to ‘hill’, it is understandable that isn’t the only Jaba in Palestine. But what makes this large village memorable is its 200-year-old pottery factory, run by a father and his young son. Jaba is a traditional village, with donkeys waiting patiently at the side of streets or picking their way carefully between tractors and cars.
The older residential areas are bursting with character, while numerous olive trees provide shade for humans and donkeys alike. Situated on the slopes of Jabal Dabrun mountain, Jaba is administered by its own municipal council but residents enjoy the benefits of close proximity to the buzzing city of Jenin.
Population: 8,492 (2007)