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Notes on the Geography of The West Bank: Jenin

Jenin is the northernmost town on the West Bank, a surprisingly bustling place close to the most fertile valleys on the West Bank.

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The West Bank: Jenin picture 1

The city center is jammed.

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Part of the problem is simply that pedestrians don't yield.

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At the outskirts of the town: a brave salesman.

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The sign reads "Haifa Street," but beyond it there's a squat obelisk with--of all things--an airplane propeller. Any ideas?

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German aviators fought and died here in the First World War. They had an airfield nearby.

The West Bank: Jenin picture 6

The honor roll.


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