Umm al-Tut

Umm al-Tut is a small village in the northern West Bank, located 6km to the east of Jenin. Agriculture is evidently the main source of income, with fields of crops and large greenhouses taking pride of place. There is a collection of old, ruinous stone houses which can be clambered over, affording wonderful views from their rooftops.

Popuation: 1,003 (2006)

What To Do

Jenin, 6km away, is a buzzing city which is big on culture. The nearby Burqin church is also a must-see for all visitors to the Jenin area, as it is said to be the third oldest church in the world.

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.