I took this pic of the valley with a green patch of Jewish wineyard from the pumping station. We have come back to our land! Muslims dont drink wine and for hundreds of years there were no grapes grown in Shilo. I have yet to visit the ruins of the ancient city of Shilo which are nearby.
"And they said: There is a feast for God in Shilo, like ever since, which is north to Beit-El, east to the path going up from Beit-El to Shchem, and south to Levona." (Judges 21, 19).Shilo (Sailun) is north of Beth El (Beitin) and to the south of Levona (Luben A-Sharkiya). The Shilo Valley is called by the Palestinians Marg El-I'd, which is the valey of the feast! And the valley across is called - Baka'at El-Banat (valley of the girls!).
"And he ordered the people of Benjamin: Go and hide in the vineyard. And look: if the girls of Shilo will go out dancing in the dance, get out of the vineyard and kidnap each one his girl from the girsl of Shilo, and return to the land of Benjamin..." (Judges 21, 20).