Deir al-Ghusun

Situated at the summit of a road which winds freely through beautiful olive groves, Deir al-Ghusun is an agricultural gem in the eastern West Bank.

Just 8km northeast of the city of Tulkarem, it is also very near the Israeli-built boundary wall known as the Green Line, which has put the brakes on the economic prosperity it previously enjoyed. Deir al-Ghusun’s main agricultural products are currently olive oil, melons, cucumbers and nuts. This attractive town boasts a relatively bustling centre with a variety of shops and many people sat out front on chairs resting in the sun. There is an eclectic old town area with a mazy mix of historic buildings and new stylish apartments.

The former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of the PNA (Palestinian National Authority), Salam Fayyad, was born in Deir al-Ghusun.

Population: 8,242 (2007)

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What To Do

Deir al-Ghusun is an attractive town set in beautiful surroundings of rolling hills and olive groves kept in order by charming stone terraces. Its old town is fun to explore and in the centre you will find a number of shops and cafes.

Nearby points of interest include the city of Tulkarem, 8km southwest, which is a laid-back, friendly place, as well as the larger cities of Nablus and Jenin.

Where To Eat

There are small restaurants serving up typical Palestinian fare in Deir al-Ghusun, but for more variety head to Tulkarem or another city.

Where To Stay

There are hotels in the cities such as Tulkarem, Jenin and Nablus.