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Jenin

(jĕ`nēn), town (2003 est. pop. 34,000), West Bank, at the southern entrance to the Esdraelon Valley and on the northern edge of the Samarian Highlands. It is an important crossroads, urban center, and market town and is also the site of a large Palestinian refugee camp. The town's economy is based on service, craft, some industry, and local agriculture, which produces wheat, barley, olives, dates, figs, and vegetables.

Jenin is believed to have been built on the site of the ancient city of Ein-Ganam, mentioned in the Egyptian Amarna tablets (see Tell el AmarnaTell el Amarna
or Tel el Amarna
, ancient locality, Egypt, near the Nile and c.60 mi (100 km) N of Asyut. Ikhnaton's capital, Akhetaton, was in Tell el Amarna. About 400 tablets with inscriptions in Akkadian cuneiform were found there in 1887.
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), or the biblical town of Ginnat. Once the site of a Byzantine church, now in ruins, Jenin was captured by Christian knights during the Crusades. The town was used as a Turkish-German army base during World War I, became part of the Palestine mandate (1923–48), and was annexed (1950) by Jordan. A center of Palestinian guerrilla activity after the 1948 Arab-Israeli warArab-Israeli Wars,
conflicts in 1948–49, 1956, 1967, 1973–74, and 1982 between Israel and the Arab states. Tensions between Israel and the Arabs have been complicated and heightened by the political, strategic, and economic interests in the area of the great powers.
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, Jenin was occupied by Israel from the Six-Day War (1967) until 1995, when it came under Palestinian control. Jenin was the center of fierce Israeli-Palestinian fighting in 2002, when the town was heavily damaged.

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We camped at Jenin before night, and got up and started again at one o'clock in the morning.
JENIN, Saturday, August 17, 2019 (WAFA) - Two Palestinian resistance men from the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin have completed 18 and 20 years behind Israeli prison bars, according to the director of the Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoner Society Muntaser Sammour.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) at Jalama checkpoint northeast of Jenin, northern West Bank, opened fire on Monday at two Palestinians on a motorcycle, killing one and injuring the other.
18 (Petra) - Three Palestinian youths were wounded in the Jenin Refugee Camp during clashes broke out Thursday morning with the Israeli occupation forces, a Palestinian source said.
Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark and his team set out to run a comedy club and put on two nights in Jenin in the West Bank.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A Palestinian resident of Jenin, in the Northern West Bank, alleged to have been responsible for the drive-by fatal shooting of an Israeli settler last month was reported killed by Israeli forces in the town of al-Yamoun, West of Jenin, on Tuesday.
Jenin, 15 Dhu-AlQa'dah, 1437,August 18, 2016, SPA -- Israeli occupation forces arrested today a Palestinian youth from Jaba town, south of Jenin, as many Palestinians suffered from suffocation during clashes with the occupation forces which destroyed the contents of several homes.
Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in Jenin this morning in the most violent confrontation so far in the search for three Israeli teens kidnapped last Thursday while hitchhiking in the West Bank.
Ramallah: A raging fire triggered by a gas lighter has claimed the lives of two Palestinian children and grievously injured their father who tried to save them in their home in the village of Saris near Jenin.
Jenin, June 19 (BNA) - Israeli occupation forces arrested at dawn today two Palestinian youths from Jenin and Aneen village and raided two houses in Arraba town.
A few years ago I travelled the length and breadth of the West Bank, from Jenin in the
Summary: JENIN - Several Palestinian families have hailed the humanitarian efforts of the UAE Red Crescent (RCA) for rebuilding their homes which were pulled down by the Israeli forces in Jenin, in the West Bank.