West Bank

The West Bank is an area located between in the between and , to the north of the Dead Sea. It forms the larger half of the semi-autonomous , the smaller being the .

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is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries and the United Nations do not recognize it as Israel's capital.

The of Jerusalem is that part of surrounded by the impressive 16th-century Ottoman city walls and representing the heart of the city both historically and spiritually.

represents the modern commercial heart of the city, having become the focus for development in the capital from the time of Israeli independence in 1948 to the reunification of the city with the Six Day War in 1967.

is a small city located some 10 km south of the Old City of within the , in an "Area A" zone administered by the .


The Jerusalem hills is a mountainous region in central which includes the .

is a small city in the Palestinian Territories, located within the West Bank region, some 15 km north of Jerusalem.

is an ancient city in the southern .

is a large city within the , in the Central Highlands of the , some 63 km north of .

, the "City of Palms", is a small city within the close to the northern end of Dead Sea and some 55 km from .

is a group of Israeli settlements on the between and , about 950 meters above the sea level.

is a 4,000-year-old city in the north now populated by Palestinians.

is an Israeli settlement located in "Area C", within the north-central .

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Arabic: الضفة الغربية, Catalan: Cisjordània, French: Cisjordanie, German: Westjordanland, Italian: Cisgiordania, Norwegian: Vestbredden, Portuguese: Cisjordânia, Spanish: Cisjordania, Swedish: Västbanken, Aḑ Ḑaffah al Gharbīyah
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