Located in the northern part of Palestine, in Jenin is located on the border of the Samarian hills. He served as a transit station in road traffic. Jenin is the En-old Gannim of the Bible and the village is referred to as Ginaea. The Romans were the first to name the city of Jenin, in the sixth century. The name is derived from En-Ganim, in the sense of spring Ganim and reffering to the region of abundant springs.

That was 4 kilometers from Jenin in the village where Jesus Christ leppers Berqin curing the 10 residents in a cave on the edge of the village. Today visitors can see interesting ruins of a Byzantine church, built over the cave.

Jenin was occupied by the Crusaders in 1103 and released by the Muslim leader Salah Al Din Al-Ayyoubi in 1187 during the famous battle of Hitteen.

A beautiful drive through the countryside takes you to Jenin, where you can enjoy the delicious shish kebab and Musakhan dishes. Jenin is a characteristic oriental city with its houses built on the slopes of hills and surrounded by carob trees, fig trees, palms and trees are watered by small streams.

Palestinian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities


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