Jericho, is recognised as the World Oldest City going back between 8000 and 9000 BC. and has been held under Israeli occupation since 1967; administrative control was handed over to the Palestinian Authority in 1994.

This made an interesting time when we visited Jericho. We had to leave our coach which was Israeli, hop on a Palestinian Bus – like an old school bus whilst we were in the area under Palestinian control and then as we were leaving Jericho, we transferred back to our Coach.

The city was very old and not overly clean, but the City has a fascinating history.

Jericho is described in the Old Testament as the “City of Palm Trees”. Copious springs in and around the city attracted human habitation for thousands of years. It is known as the place of the Israelites’ return from bondage in Egypt, led by Joshua, the successor to Moses.

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