Sanur Citadel

Sanur is known as one of the 24 “Throne Villages” from the late Ottoman period that served as centers of control where political and economic elite installed themselves as semi-autonomous rulers. The imposing fortress of Sanur was built around 1700 by members of the Jarrar clan, a Palestinian sheikh’s family that served as rural landlords and tax-collectors on behalf of the Ottoman government in the area of Jenin.