Orientation & Geography

Battir (Arabic: بتير‎) is an ancient town located in the West Bank, five kilometers west of Bethlehem, and south west of Jerusalem. It has a population of about 4,000 inhabitants. Battir sits just above the railway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which also served as the armistice line between Israel and Jordan from 1948 to 1967. Today Battir is administered by the Palestinian National Authority.