Qabatya is a large town located 6km south of Jenin which provides services and resources for the surrounding network of villages. Famous for its limestone industry as well as olive groves, there are many busy masonry workshops on its outskirts.
Qabatya is also home to a classic Palestinian old town area, with narrow streets taking you on an unpredictable tour around lovely stone homes, archways and walls. The modern centre exists along both sides of the main road through Qabatya, where seas of chairs fill the space outside coffee shops on sunny days. Here there are also various shops, market stalls and amenities, although residents are of course just a short drive away from the governorate’s capital, Jenin.
Population: 19,197 (2007)