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  1. The West Bank is located to the east of Israel and the west of Jordan. (Web site)
  2. The West Bank is an area of limestone hills and valleys riddled with tombs and temples across the river from Luxor.
  3. The West Bank is situated west of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, and east of Israel. (Web site)
  4. The West Bank is currently considered under international law to be de jure a territory not part of any state.
  5. The West Bank was declared part of Jordanian territory after Israel and Jordan signed armistice agreements in 1949. (Web site)

West Bank Town

  1. Abbas was formally sworn in as the Chairman of the Palestinian National Authority in a ceremony held on 15 January in the West Bank town of Ramallah. (Web site)

Palestinian Officials

  1. Palestinian officials said they would press Bush to support their demand for a total Israeli construction freeze in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. (Web site)
  2. In the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian officials are said to be engaged in talks over a successor. (Web site)
  3. The officers were killed at a small Palestinian police outpost near the West Bank town of Beituniya, Palestinian officials said. (Web site)

Mae Klong River

  1. This ancient temple, locally called Wat Na Phra That, is located on the west bank of the Mae Klong River in the town.


  1. Unlike the Jordanians, Israel did not attempt to annex all of the West Bank or offer citizenship to the residents. (Web site)
  2. The West Bank, where the Jordanians and Iraqis operated, was mostly Arab except for Jerusalem and the Etzion settlements.

Palestinian Arabs

  1. The occupation of the West Bank and Gaza placed Israel in the position of an occupying power over a large population of Palestinian Arabs.
  2. The reason there was no Arab outrage over the annexation of the West Bank was because Jordan is a state whose ethnic majority is Palestinian Arabs. (Web site)
  3. Palestinian Arabs are the largest demographic currently living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip regions.

Final Status

  1. The 1993 Oslo Accords declared the final status of the West Bank to be subject to a forthcoming settlement between Israel and the Palestinian leadership. (Web site)
  2. Despite the handover of Gaza and parts of the West Bank to Palestinian control, a "final status" agreement has yet to be reached.
  3. The final status of Israeli settlements in the West Bank has yet to be determined. (Web site)


  1. Attacks on Israel, which they point out preceded any attempts at settling in the West Bank, are seen as part of a long history of attacks on Jews.
  2. Some 47,000 Palestinians live in the part of the valley that lies in the West Bank in about twenty permanent communities, among them the city of Jericho.
  3. From 1949 until 1967, western Jerusalem was part of Israel and East Jerusalem was part of Jordan, as an integral part of the West Bank. (Web site)

Future State

  1. Palestinians want Gaza and the West Bank to become part of a (preferably contiguous) future state.
  2. The Palestinians demand all of the West Bank as part of a future state, with east Jerusalem as their capital.
  3. Most Palestinians view the West Bank and Gaza Strip as part of their future state. (Web site)


  1. Following the war, West Bank was annexed by Jordan, though the annexation was recognized only by the United Kingdom and Pakistan.
  2. In exchange for the 5 percent annexation of the West Bank, Israel would increase the size of the Gaza territory by roughly a third. (Web site)
  3. Religious and nationalist groups began agitating for annexation and settlement of areas in the West Bank and Golan heights. (Web site)

Palestinian Population

  1. Annexation of the West Bank while considering the Palestinian population as (for instance) citizens of Jordan with Israeli residence permit. (Web site)
  2. Annexation of the West Bank and transfer of part or all of the Palestinian population. (Web site)
  3. The West Bank and Gaza Strip are under Israeli military occupation and the Palestinian population is subject to Israeli military law.

Israel Defense Forces

  1. Since then it has been under the control of the Israel Defense Forces due to disturbances in Ramallah and the West Bank.


  1. The Accords also called for the withdrawal of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from parts of the Gaza Strip and West Bank. (Web site)
  2. The IDF might find itself facing threats like roadside bombs, anti-tank missiles, and ambushes along the main transit routes of the West Bank and Gaza.
  3. Senior Palestinian officials complain that the IDF continues to carry out arrests deep within West Bank towns, including Jenin. (Web site)


  1. The formal position occupied by Barghouti was Secretary-General of Fatah in the West Bank. (Web site)

First Intifada

  1. In response to the continuing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinians began the first Intifada (uprising) in 1987.
  2. In response to the continuing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip regions, Palestinians began the first Intifada (uprising) in 1987. (Web site)
  3. After the eruption of the First Intifada and the subsequent Oslo Accords the PFLP had difficulty establishing itself in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. (Web site)

Interim Agreement

  1. The Interim Agreement of September 1995 provides for the creation of a corridor, or safe passage, linking the Gaza Strip with the West Bank. (Web site)
  2. The agreed-upon number rose to 30,000 by December 1995 as a result of the Oslo II Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  3. It's jurisdiction was handed over to the Palestinian Authority on December 12, 1995 as a result of the Interim Agreement of the West Bank.

Israeli Forces

  1. It also called for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from parts of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
  2. After declaring Arafat an "enemy", Israeli forces also seized the West Bank town of Ramallah, to which Arafat has been confined for four months.
  3. Israeli forces continue the raid on Ramallah and other West Bank towns. (Web site)


  1. Approximately 39% live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, comprising nearly 50% of the population in those areas, and about 18% live in Syria and Lebanon. (Web site)
  2. Smaller countries like Saudi Arabia, Syria, Morocco, and Algeria have also doubled their populations, as have the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
  3. Prior to the First World War, the area now known as the West Bank was under Ottoman rule as part of the province of Syria. (Web site)

Palestinians Living

  1. Over 92% of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza were then under the administration of the Palestinian Authority and its Chairman Yasser Arafat.
  2. The PLO was officially allowed to relocate to Gaza and the West Bank, and autonomy was granted to the Palestinians living there.
  3. Palestinians living in Jordan with family in the West Bank would also be issued yellow cards.

Israeli Settlement

  1. Most irritating to the Palestinians was the Israeli settlement of Jewish communities in the West Bank.
  2. Israeli settlement of the West Bank and Gaza was intensified following the rise of the Likud to power. (Web site)
  3. In modern times however, the name is more often used for the Israeli settlement of Ari'el in the West Bank, miles away from Jerusalem.


  1. Plus, everything on the West Bank is pretty close together, making The Colossi and easy stop on the way to the Valley of the Kings.

Theban Necropolis

  1. The Theban Necropolis is an area of the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes in Egypt. (Web site)


  1. Netanyahu has returned to power after a decade and is again fighting a Palestinian threat to declare statehood in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  2. When Mr. Netanyahu countered with an offer of a 10-month partial freeze on the construction on the West Bank, Mrs.


  1. Barak offered Arafat a state in Gaza and the vast majority of the West Bank, with a share of Jerusalem. (Web site)
  2. The final proposal proffered by Barak would have meant establishment of Palestinian State on 90-91% of the West Bank and the whole of the Gaza Strip.
  3. Defense Ministry sources confirmed the freeze on building in the West Bank, but a spokesman for Barak declined to comment.


  1. The provincial capital, Pathum Thani town, is a rice-collecting and milling centre north of Bangkok on the west bank of the Mae Nam (river) Chao Phraya. (Web site)

Fatah Movement

  1. The Fatah movement continued to launch attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces within the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Palestine Liberation Organization

  1. Jericho was the first Arab town in the West Bank to become (1994) autonomous under the agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  2. In 1964, while Jordan controlled the West Bank, the Arab League created the Palestine Liberation Organization as a terrorist tool to fight against Israel. (Web site)
  3. In 1988, Jordan withdrew all its claims to the West Bank (including Jerusalem) in favor of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Israeli Settlers

  1. Today there are over 460,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (Web site)
  2. Netanyahu has not implemented the first scheduled withdrawal of Israeli settlers from the West Bank, and the second is well overdue.

Israeli Government

  1. In the broadcast, Peled is heard reporting that "The conquest of the West Bank and the Golan Heights was never decided by the Israeli Government.
  2. In late July 2003, the Israeli government announced it had completed the first phase of construction of the wall in the West Bank.
  3. The Israeli Government seized land belonging to several religious institutions to build its separation barrier between East Jerusalem and the West Bank. (Web site)

Six Day War

  1. Dayan was responsible for formulating Israel's policy on the West Bank and Gaza after those areas were captured during the Six Day War in 1967. (Web site)

Israeli Control

  1. Began as an uprising of Palestinians, many of them youths, against Israeli control in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  2. The PLO was created at a time the West Bank was not under Israeli control but was part of Jordan. (Web site)
  3. World opinion on the legality of Israeli control of the West Bank and Gaza.

Nile River

  1. The temple lies on the west bank of the Nile river to the south of the valley of Kings and Queens necropolis. (Web site)
  2. Dendera, most notable for the temple of Hathor, is located less than 100 kilometers north of Luxor along the West Bank of the Nile River. (Web site)

Deir El-Bahri

  1. Deir el-Bahri (Arabic for "The Northern Monastery") is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile. (Web site)
  2. Deir el-Bahri is located on the west bank of the Nile River. (Web site)

River Nile

  1. The Valley of The Kings The secret Valley of the Kings is located on the West bank of the river Nile at Luxor. (Web site)
  2. The Valley of the Kings is located on the West Bank of the River Nile in Thebes, and has 62 tombs in the valley. (Web site)
  3. In modern usage, the mortuary temples and tombs on the west bank of the river Nile are generally thought of as part of Thebes. (Web site)

Israeli Military

  1. Although the Israeli military has a heavy presence in the West Bank, it has also demanded that Abbas do a better job reining in militants there. (Web site)
  2. Palestinian public opinion opposes Israeli military and settler presence on the West Bank as a violation of their right to statehood and sovereignty. (Web site)

Refugee Camps

  1. Some 470,000 moved into refugee camps on the West Bank (controlled by Jordan) or the Gaza Strip (administered by Egypt).
  2. By 3 April, six of the largest cities in the West Bank, and their surrounding towns, villages and refugee camps, were occupied by the Israeli military. (Web site)
  3. This is why refugee camps were still flourishing when Israel conquered the West Bank in 1967, after 19 years of Jordanian rule. (Web site)

Jewish Settlement

  1. In January, two members of Islamic Jihad from Beit Ommar were killed in an attack on a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

Jewish Settlements

  1. The Palestinians demand for a complete freeze of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem was initially backed by Washington. (Web site)
  2. Sharon doubled the number of Jewish settlements on the West Bank and Gaza Strip during his tenure. (Web site)
  3. Israel has sealed off the West Bank as a security precaution and strengthened security at Jewish settlements. (Web site)


  1. Note: Blue icons are original bookmarks by UNHCR of Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, but nothing in West Bank and Gaza. (Web site)
  2. Primarily Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and other parts of the Middle East, including Lebanon and Syria, where the leadership is based. (Web site)
  3. The Palestinian resistance in the Gaza strip, the West Bank, Lebanon, and Syria has basically emerged from Palestinian refugee camps. (Web site)

Israeli Army

  1. Following the announcement of Mr Arafat's death, the Israeli army sealed off the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  2. But we have to deal with the here and now and the destruction of the West Bank and Gaza is now being done by the Israeli army. (Web site)
  3. The first such official exhortation was included in a booklet published by the Central Region Command of the Israeli Army, whose area includes the West Bank.

Eastern Jerusalem

  1. The second group of internally displaced Palestinians includes Palestinians internally displaced in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
  2. In 1988, Jordan, while rejecting Israeli sovereignty over eastern Jerusalem, withdrew all its claims to the West Bank (including eastern Jerusalem).
  3. Military occupation of the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip prevents the return of refugees displaced in 1967 and after.


  1. At the end of the war, Egypt annexed the Gaza Strip and Transjordan annexed the " West Bank " and eastern Jerusalem, including the Old City.
  2. They settled in refugee camps in the West Bank, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria and in the Gaza Strip. (Web site)
  3. The remaining territories, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank were occupied by Egypt and annexed by Transjordan, respectively.

Million Palestinians

  1. The West Bank today has a population nearly of approximately 2.3 million Palestinians and close to 400,000 Israeli settlers.
  2. Christians are a tiny minority among the 3.9 million Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. (Web site)
  3. Fayyad administers the West Bank and its 2 million Palestinians. (Web site)

Israeli Occupation

  1. Palestinians in the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, have lived under Israeli occupation since 1967.
  2. The Israeli occupation and settlement of the West Bank and Gaza is undeniably oppressive to the predominantly Palestinian population.
  3. Also, after the Israeli occupation of the West Bank following the war, Palestinian nationalism substantially increased. (Web site)

Palestinian Territory

  1. Instead, it includes illegally built settlements and intrudes into Palestinian territory, carving off another 10 percent of the West Bank. (Web site)
  2. Palestinians will interpret this asymmetry as agreement with their view of the entire West Bank and Gaza Strip as Palestinian territory. (Web site)

Palestinian Territories

  1. The Palestinian territories consist of two (or perhaps three) distinct areas — the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. (Web site)
  2. Various conferences and negotiations have been conducted to determine the status of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (see " Palestinian territories "). (Web site)
  3. My prime focus for 45 years has been the beleaguered souls and trashed "holy" land of the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza.

Israeli Troops

  1. As Israeli troops were withdrawn from the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank they would be replaced by a UN peacekeeping force.
  2. Israeli troops have been gradually withdrawing from towns and villages in the West Bank. (Web site)
  3. Maj. Gen. Yitzhak Eitan, commander of Israeli troops in the West Bank, said troops were in control of the whole compound except Arafat's offices.


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