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Agricultural Villages Near Bethlehem

Agricultural Villages Near Bethlehem

Artas village is just two kilometers south Bethlehem.  In the Artas Museum one can enjoy the village history and spirit of the past.  The Convent of the Enclosed Garden, Solomon’s Pools are of the most attractions in the village.  Itineraries in the lovely Artas Valley start at Murad Fort, take…
A short distance from Beit Jala lies the town of Al-Khader, a small town of 9,543 inhabitants surrounded by vineyards, fig and olive tree orchards. It can be reached via Beit Jala or via the Bethlehem-Hebron Road, where a distinctive stone gate marks the entrance to the village. The village…
A lovely Palestinian village located 9 km south-west of Bethlehem with a population of around 3,000. The village of Battir was built on the ruins of the Biblical Bethar. The memory of the last stand of the Jews in the Bar Kocba Revolt is preserved in the name of one…
Beit Fajjar which lies 14 km southwest of Bethlehem is a town of about 12,000 inhabitants, best known for its 52 stone-cutting factories. It is believed that Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab camped in the village, which dates back to Canannite times, on his pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 638 AD. Affording…
Located 9 km to the west of Bethlehem, Hussan is a village of around 4,000 people. Remains found in the village date back to the Iron Age, the 6th century BC and the Middle Ages, and there are many khirab or ruins in and around it. Hussan provides more of…
The first sight of Jaba'a on the road leading to Nahaleen from the south, is framed by beautiful wooded vistas. The history of this small village, whose name means “hill” in Aramaic, dates back to the Canaanites. The old core of the village is well preserved. The village houses are…
The name thought to mean “Valley of Thorns” in Aramaic, lies 12 km to the west of Bethlehem. Wadi Fukeen is watered by five springs, and is famous for its fresh green vegetables, grapes, figs, mulberries and almonds. There is an archaeological site in Wadi Fukeen as well as two…
Located 12 km southwest of Bethlehem City, and has a population of about 5,000. The name of the village derives from Nahl or bee, for the area has long been famous for breeding bees; it is also famous for its olive, almond, and vine trees as well as its fresh…
Located on a hilltop known as Daher’s Vineyard, just outside the village of Nahaleen about a 15 minute drive from Bethlehem, this little-known spot is as remarkable for its situation as for the story behind it. It is the wedding of family history and tourism of the most inspiring sort.…