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West Bank

The West Bank ( ; , HaGadah HaMa'aravit) is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, forming the bulk of the Palestinian territories.

The West Bank shares boundaries ( demarcated by the Jordanian- Israeli armistice of 1949) to the west, north, and south with Israel, and to the east, across the Jordan River, with Jordan. The West Bank also contains a significant section of the western Dead Sea shore.

The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, has a land area of 5,640 km plus a water area of 220 km, consisting of the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea. it has an estimated population of 2,785,366 Palestinians, and approximately 371,000 Israeli settlers, and approximately another 212,000 Jewish Israelis in East Jerusalem. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this. The International Court of Justice advisory ruling (2004) concluded that events that came after the 1967 occupation of the West Bank by Israel, including the Jerusalem Law, Israel's peace treaty with Jordan and the Oslo Accords, did not change the status of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) as occupied territory with Israel as the occupying power.

West Bank (disambiguation)

The West Bank is a landlocked territory east of Israel and west of Jordan, forming the bulk of the Palestinian territories.

West Bank or Westbank may also refer to:

West Bank (Metro Transit station)

West Bank is a light rail station along the METRO Green Line in Minneapolis. It serves the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota, as well as the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

Construction in the vicinity began in 2010, and the station opened with the rest of the line in 2014. It is the westernmost station only served by Green Line trains. The next station to the west, U.S. Bank Stadium Station, has been served by the Blue Line since it opened in 2004.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

West Bank

in reference to the former Jordanian territory west of the River Jordan, 1967.

Usage examples of "west bank".

It wouldn't be easy for the youngest of six children, born penniless in the West Bank town of Ramallah under Jordanian occupation.

Over beyond the west bank of the Danube, the Royal Palace, the Gothic-Moorish Fisher's Bastion, and the Coronation Church were half-imagined blurs in the snow-filled darkness, but he knew where they were and what they were as if he had lived in the city all his life.

So Levi Zendt reached the west bank of Beaver Creek, where the trading post was to be, bereft of all he had started out with.