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Oct 10, 2021 · 3,648,000. It is known within Israel by its biblical names, Judaea and Samaria. It is a region with deep history, forming the heart of historic Palestine.
Official Name(S): West Bank; Al-Ḍaffah al-Gharbīyah (Arabic); Ha-gadah Ha-maʾaravit (Hebrew)
Population: (2021 est.) 3,648,0001
Total Area (Sq Mi): 2,183
Total Area (Sq Km): 5,655
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Is the West Bank a part of Israel?
Presently, most of the West Bank is administered by Israel though 42% of it is under varying degrees of autonomous rule by the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority. The Gaza Strip is currently under the control of Hamas.
Who controls area a West Bank?
Today, Area A constitutes 18 percent of the West Bank. The PA controls most affairs in this area, including internal security. In Area B, which comprises about 21 percent of the West Bank, the PA controls education, health and the economy. In both areas, Israeli authorities have full external security control.
Sep 11, 2019
Why does Israel claim the West Bank?
Israel has cited several reasons for retaining the West Bank within its ambit: a claim based on the notion of historic rights to this as a homeland as affirmed in the Balfour Declaration of 1917; security grounds, both internal and external; and the deep symbolic value for Jews of the area occupied.
What country does West Bank belong to?
May 6, 2022 · The leader of a Palestinian village council in the West Bank vowed Friday to continue fighting eviction from land the Israeli military is claiming as a ...
May 11, 2022 · Abu Akleh, 51, was shot dead in the West Bank on Wednesday as she reported on Israeli military raids in the city of Jenin. Her producer was also shot and is ...
7 hours ago · Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the northern city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian health ministry ...
3 days ago · Safa Muhammed Aba al-Najjar, left, and Yusara al-Najjar sit on a bed frame in front of what used to be their house in the West Bank, before it was ...
Jan 29, 2022 · East West Bank provides exceptional personal banking, small business loans, home mortgages, and international banking services to customers worldwide.
Oct 26, 2021 · The West Bank economy (defined for the purposes of this guide as Areas A and B under Palestinian Authority (PA) administrative control), in particular, has ...
May 17, 2022 · Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war and the Palestinians want it to form the main part of their future state. Israel has already built more ...