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West Bank: Territory claimed by the State of Palestine
The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan to the east and by the Green Line separating it and Israel on the south, west and north. The West Bank also contains a significant section of the western Dead Sea shore. The “West Bank” was the name given to the territory that was captured by Jordan in the aftermath of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and subsequently annexed in 1950 until 1967 when it was occupied by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.

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Coronavirus control: occupied West Bank crossings into Israel close [Video]

Coronavirus control: occupied West Bank crossings into Israel close

Tens of thousands of Palestinians who work in Israel stranded as they cannot re-enter homes in occupied West Bank.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
Gaza prepares for potential coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Gaza prepares for potential coronavirus outbreak

Palestinian territory of Gaza yet to report any coronavirus infections - unlike the occupied West Bank, where number of cases now stands at 39.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published
Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli army in occupied West Bank [Video]

Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli army in occupied West Bank

Israeli forces fire tear gas, rubber-coated bullets to disperse protesters blocking illegal Jewish settlers in Beita.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published
No Room At The Inn? Americans Quarantined In Bethlehem Hotel [Video]

No Room At The Inn? Americans Quarantined In Bethlehem Hotel

Fifteen Americans have been quarantined in a hotel in Bethlehem. According to Reuters, a Palestinian government spokesman said Saturday it is part of precautions against the coronavirus. The city in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Palestine declares state of emergency over coronavirus [Video]

Palestine declares state of emergency over coronavirus

The move comes after seven people in the occupied West Bank test positive, prompting the Israeli army to seal off Bethlehem.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published
EXPLAINER: Why so many elections in Israel? [Video]

EXPLAINER: Why so many elections in Israel?

Israelis head to the polls on Monday for their third election in a year - hoping to break the country's political deadlock. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:39Published
Israel election: PM Netanyahu vows to build new settler homes [Video]

Israel election: PM Netanyahu vows to build new settler homes

Israeli PM pledged to revive contentious E1 plan and to build 3,500 new illegal settler homes in occupied West Bank.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
Pope appears to reject Trump's Middle East peace plan [Video]

Pope appears to reject Trump's Middle East peace plan

Pope Francis has warned against "inequitable solutions" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal. Ciara Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published
Israel, Palestine Scrambles After Tourists Infected With Coronavirus Visit Holy Sites [Video]

Israel, Palestine Scrambles After Tourists Infected With Coronavirus Visit Holy Sites

Israeli and Palestinian authorities are trying to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus. South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy land’s most popular sites were..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published
UN lists more than 100 firms linked to Israeli settlements in West Bank [Video]

UN lists more than 100 firms linked to Israeli settlements in West Bank

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:37Published
UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank [Video]

UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank

Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, tech giant Motorola and consumer food maker General Mills among the companies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published
Israeli blockade sours income for Gaza strawberry farmers [Video]

Israeli blockade sours income for Gaza strawberry farmers

Israeli blockade presents challenges in transporting Gaza strawberries to consumers in the occupied West Bank.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:58Published

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