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Shechem Destination Guide

Explore Shechem in Palestinian Territory.

Shechem in the region of West Bank with it's 130,326 inhabitants is a town in Palestinian Territory - some 289 mi (or 465 km) South-East of East Jerusalem, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Shechem is now 05:48 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Hebron" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Aleppo, Damascus, Amman, Tyre or Antioch. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

18°C / 64 °F Broken clouds
Morning Temperature 5°C / 41 °F
Evening Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Night Temperature 8°C / 46 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 64%
Air Pressure 1005.8 hPa
Wind Speed with 3 km/h (2 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 80% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Monday, 17th of December 2018
Light rain, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 19°C (66 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)
Tuesday, 18th of December 2018
Sky is clear, light breeze, few clouds.
Sky is clear Day: 18°C (65 °F)
Night: 6°C (44 °F)
Wednesday, 19th of December 2018
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 18°C (65 °F)
Night: 7°C (44 °F)



03:05 min ( April 14, 2011 by CityOfAriel)
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Samaritan Yefet HaCohen reads the Shma

01:11 min ( April 24, 2008 by muqata)
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Pesach Chol HaMoed trip (April 24, 2008) to Har (Mount) Greizim to meet the Shomronim. Yefet HaCohen reads the Shma in the ancient Samaritan dialect of Hebrew

Israel You Are NOT Alone

09:50 min ( February 04, 2008 by Jim Qualls)
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Christian Zionists in Jerusalem. Audio track of "Jerusalem" is sung by John Starnes. Isa 43:15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. KJV "It should be remembered that in 1918...

Hit the settlers in the village of Asira...

00:38 min ( December 18, 2011 by dnk770)
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The only thing that will stop this video going viral is Antisemtism. in this video arabs gangbash a jew in israel, literally beat the sh*t out of him, i'm just happy the guy gets out alive! i dread th...

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Interesting facts about this location

Jacob's Well

Jacob's Well is a deep well hewn of solid rock that has been associated in religious tradition with Jacob for roughly two millennia. It is situated a short distance from the archaeological site of Tell Balata, which is thought to be the site of biblical Shechem. The well currently lies within the complex of an Eastern Orthodox monastery of the same name, in the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

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Located at 32.22, 35.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:4th-century church buildings, Ancient churches in the Holy Land, Buildings and structures in Nablus, Churches in the West Bank, Religion in Palestine, Visitor attractions in the Palestinian territories, Water wells

Mount Gerizim

Mount Gerizim is one of the two mountains in the immediate vicinity of the West Bank city of Nablus, and forms the southern side of the valley in which Nablus is situated, the northern side being formed by Mount Ebal. The mountain is one of the highest peaks in the West Bank and rises to 2849 feet (881 m) above sea level, 228 feet (69.5 m) shorter than Mount Ebal.

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Located at 32.22, 35.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Hebrew Bible mountains, Mountains of the West Bank, Sacred mountains, Samaritan culture and history


Balata Camp is a Palestinian refugee camp established in the northern West Bank in 1950, adjacent to the city of Nablus. It is the largest refugee camp in the West Bank. Balata Camp is densely populated with 30,000 residents in an area of 0.25 square kilometers.

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Located at 32.22, 35.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Manilkara, Nablus Governorate, Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank, Populated places established in 1950

Huwwara Checkpoint

Huwwara checkpoint was a major Israel Defense Forces checkpoint at one of the four main exits from Nablus. It was established on October 2000 to prevent smuggling of explosive belts and weapons from Nablus to be used in terror attacks in Israel. The facility was named for the nearby village of Huwwara. The checkpoint has prevented the smuggling of significant amounts of explosives and other weapons. In 2004, soldiers apprehended a 12-year-old boy wearing an explosive belt.

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Located at 32.22, 35.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Checkpoints, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, West Bank


Samaria, or the Shomron is a mountainous region in northern Palestine, roughly corresponding to the northern West Bank. The name derives from the ancient city Samaria, the capital of the Kingdom of Israel. During the 1967 Six-Day War, the entire West Bank was captured by Israel from Jordan, which had captured it in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Jordan ceded its claim to the area to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in November 1988.

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Located at 32.22, 35.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Geography of Israel, Geography of Palestine, Geography of the West Bank, Hebrew Bible places, New Testament places, Samaritan culture and history