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West Bank Syllabification: West Bank

Definition of West Bank in English:

A region west of the Jordan River and northwest of the Dead Sea; population 2,461,300 (est. 2009). It includes Jericho, Hebron, Nablus, Bethlehem, and other settlements. It became part of Jordan in 1948 and was occupied by Israel following the Six Day War of 1967. An agreement was signed in 1993 that granted limited autonomy to the Palestinians, who comprise 97 percent of its inhabitants; withdrawal of Israeli troops began in 1994 but conflict in the area continues.

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