Kafr Ra’i is a lively village in the northern West Bank, located 18km southwest of the city of Jenin. The bustling high street lined with various market stalls and shops contrasts the serenity of the beautiful Old Town. The village is kept in good condition, with palm trees lining the wide roads which weave through the residential areas.
Etymologically, Kafr Ra’I translates as the ‘village of the shepherds’, but there is much more than just sheep in the village these days. Around a quarter of the population are Palestinian refugees.
Population: 7,364 (2007)