Spread across the top of a hill, Jamma’in is one of the true hidden gems of the West Bank. A large but open and spacious town on first appearances, there are several secrets lurking in its excellent Old Town. The restored palace and shady plaza are delightful, while the restored traditional olive press in the heart of the Old Town with a coffee shop next door is a fascinating and beautiful place. Stone cutting and agriculture are the key industries here, although they have really suffered due to the increased electricity cost and the price of stone since the second intifada. However, Jamma’in has the potential to thrive as a real tourist hot-spot. Plus, it has many different shops and places to eat.
Population: 6,227 (2007)