Arraba to Sanur

Meander between the olive trees of the region, view the lush agricultural valleys and climb the steep hill to reach the Castle of Sanur.

After exiting Arraba, the trail leads through Palestinian countryside passing next to the site of Tell Dothan or Bir al-Hafire, as it is called in Arabic (meaning a well of an archaeological site). A gaping stone well harks back to the story of Joseph. According to oral tradition, in those fields his brothers seized him and threw him into a deep cistern, later to be sold to a passing tribe of Egypt-bound, Midianite merchants.

Further on, a gravel path leads through a grove of ancient olive trees towards a steep hill covered with a colorful mosaic of various buildings. Most of the structures seem to be modern and simple, except from one – a compound situated on the peak of the hill – the Palace of Sanur.

Service Providers 

Jenin Guides

Jenin - Saeed Hijjih 'Abu Ayman'
Jenin - Mohammad Atari

Women Association in Jenin 

Burqin Women’s Association
Photos of Jenin Region
Arraba To Sanur
  • Distance: 12.07km
  • Time: 4-5 hours
  • Challenge: Moderate
Stage Logistics

For the hike take:

at least 3 liters of water
Food and water can be purchased in Rummana.

Stop by Burqin Women’s Association to stamp your Hiker Passport and possibly purchase locally made za’atar.

You can reach Rummana from Jenin with a shared taxi for around 5 NIS.

Check the weather before you go. Always remember about sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses). During the summer season wear light but modest clothes. During the winter season remember about a warmer jacket – mornings and evenings are usually cold.