In Palestine (West Bank), there are post offices in the center of the cities.
Also, there some drop off points for international courier services, such as DHL or Express Mail Service (EMS).
*Although the post offices pick up EMS in some western countries, the ones in Palestine don’t. In order to send EMS parcels from Palestine, you need to bring them to an appropriate drop off point.
However, it takes much time to be delivered because they must wait to be collected by Israel Post.
For example, it always takes 1 month that postcards arrive from Palestine. Or, it sometimes takes 1 week that EMS can be tracked on Israel Post website.
It seems that the airmails are delivered faster from a post office than from a post.
If it’s urgent, it’s better to post the things from Israel. But airmails from Palestine is something super special. Your family or friends must be pleased, for sure!
Palestine Post – post offices in Palestine
Sat – Thu, 8:30 – 14:00
Normally they are located in the center of the city. They sell postcards too.
The stamps for overseas cost about 2 – 3 NIS. But sometimes it depends on the person in charge, because some don’t know well about airmails…
Send EMS from Palestine (West Bank)
- Sun – Sat, 8:00 – 16:00 (in case of Bethlehem office)
Arab Cleaning Agency has offices for DHL and EMS.
Bethlehem Office: Go up to Manger St. from the center (direction to Jerusalem), pass Bethlehem Hotel then on your right after passing the crossroads.
As mentioned above, it takes much time because the parcels must wait to be collected Israel Post. If it’s urgent, go strait to Israel.
Sending airmails/EMS from Israel Post
Sun – Thu, 8:00 – 18:00 (main office) / Fri & days before holiday, 8:00 – 14:00
Of course, there are post offices in Israel.
If you come to Jerusalem From Palestine (West Bank), the nearest one is the one next to Herod’s Gate of the old city. They accept EMS parcels as well as airmails.