Good to Know!

Good to Know!

Power Voltage in Palestine

Palestine travel adaptors

You will need to consider what to pack, to ensure you can use your personal electrical appliances safely whilst abroad. This normally includes the use of a travel adaptor, which is a device that simply allows you to plug any UK electrical appliance into a foreign electrical socket. It is important to note that it does not convert the voltage or frequency.

For Palestine, there are two associated plug types, types C and H. Plug type C is the plug that has two round pins and plug type H is the plug that has three pins in a triangular shape.

Palestine operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Voltage converters and transformers

As voltage can differ from country to country, you may need to use a voltage converter or transformer whilst in Palestine. If the frequency is different, the normal operation of an electrical appliance may also be affected. For example, a 50Hz clock may run faster on a 60Hz electricity supply. Most voltage converters and transformers come supplied with plug adaptors, so you may not need to buy a separate travel adaptor.

All converters and transformers will have a maximum power rating (AMPS or WATTS) so make sure that any appliance you intend to use does not exceed this rating.

 

Telecommunications in Palestine for tourism

Palestine Telecommunications Company (Paltel Group) is a telecommunications leader in Palestine.

International calls can be made from domestic telephones, including public pay phones. Fax and E-mail services are available.

* International Code for Palestine: 00970

 

Languages in Palestine

The main language is spoken in Palestine (the West Bank and Gaza) is Palestinian Arabic which is a dialect of Standard Modern Arabic (Classical Arabic). There is not a huge difference between the dialects of Gaza and the West Bank. Palestinian Arabic is included in a subgroup of dialects of Levantine Arabic. Arabs who live in the Levant countries, or originate from them, (the eastern Mediterranean), countries such as, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, which is also known  as Shami Arabic.

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Palestinians Celebrate Culture Through Dabke Dance

Dabke is about rootedness, belonging and unity. Dabke, a traditional folk dance from the Levant region, is one of the main dance forms in Palestine, and a living history of the people and their culture. Since 1948, the dance has become the voice of the voiceless, and a resounding statement of Palestinian identity, existence and resistance. The meaning of 'dabke’ is literally 'stamping of the feet’, and historically was used to inspire people when they were working the land or joining together to complete communal tasks.

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