Peace in the Middle East: holidays in the countryside

Hiking near Sebastia, Palestine. Photograph: Daniel Silas Adamson PalestineThe West Bank isn't the obvious destination for a relaxing break, but the FCO's warning to stay away was lifted years ago and the vibrancy of Palestinian culture may surprise you. The Israeli occupation is evident in walls and checkpoints, and there are some places – notably Hebron – that are always tense.

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