“Are you going to Palestine? It must be dangerous!”

Many friends must ask you so. But once you come there, you will find normal human life like in your country is there.

What is “human life”? Yes, except for the checkpoints and the wall.

Bethlehem main street on a fine day
The Main street in Bethlehem: If you don’t see the wall or the checkpoints, it looks like an ordinary town.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country may announce a Travel Warning for Palestine.

But once you see real Palestine, you might think the announcements are made from the point of view of the anti-Palestine.

The Palestinians understand the people in the world believe “Palestine is dangerous” because of mass media.

They see Israel calmly enough and also understand that the occupation is just ridiculous.

Despite the occupation, they always welcome travelers with a big smile. It’s a great experience to meet wonderful people in Palestine!

General information on Palestine

The flag of Palestine

National flag

Three Pan-Arab colors design

BLACKMuhammad, the prophet and founder of Islam
WHITEUmayyad Caliphate (661-750 the hereditary accession), image of the Battle of Badr (624)
GREENsupporting the Rashidun Caliphs Ali at Fatimid Caliphate (909-1171)
REDKhawarij, a denomination of AlI’s


3 million (West Bank), 2 million (Gaza strip) *About 660,000 Israeli settlers live in West Bank and East Jerusalem.


5,860 sq km (West Bank), 360 sq km (Gaza strip)


Muslim 80-85%, Jewish 12-14%, Christian 1-2.5% (West Bank), Muslim 98-99%, Christian <1.0% (Gaza strip)


Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers), English well understood

National anthem

Fida’i (since 1996)


NIS New Israel Shekel

AC power plugs and sockets

Type C Europlug the same one commonly used in Europe.


No need for general restaurants, hotels or taxies.


Tap water is drinkable (hard water). 1L Mineral water bottle is about 2 NIS.

reference: CIA World Factbook (as of October, 2022)

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