Jifna is a beautiful, historic village nestled in the valley below Birzeit. Interestingly, around 90% of the current population are Christians, which has been the case ever since the 6th century CE. Jifna is home to the Roman church of St George, thought to be one of the oldest in the West Bank.
The village is just 8km north of Ramallah, making it easily reachable for an afternoon trip. Its proximity to the university town of Birzeit has also helped it prosper in recent years.
Population: 1,716 (2007)