The historic heart of Silat az-Zahr is as twisty and confusing as this bustling town’s name. But it is easy to spot from a distance, thanks to the spectacular mosque which rises out of it and towers over the rest of the town. Silat az-Zahr is an eclectic collection of buildings nestled on the edge of a lush, green valley, including one particularly outrageous hot pink house.
The lively high street is home to a variety of shops and fast food restaurants, as well as several barbers. This is certainly the town’s central hub. Located 14km southwest of Jenin, it comes under the city’s governorate and is home to the health care facilities for the surrounding villages. The town is regarded for its high quality of education, with five different schools and a large group of university graduates.
Population: 5,794 (2007)