Jalama Palestine


The village of Jalama is located at the very north edge of the West Bank. A further 5km north than its governorate capital Jenin, Jalama is a simple, agricultural place with big greenhouses on its outskirts.

Various old ruins are dotted throughout the village, giving it a quirky dose of character, while the public garden in its centre is adorned with rather beautiful murals.

Population: 2,304

What To Do

Jenin, just 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

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.