West Bank

West Bank refers to a landlocked territory in the Mediterranean region (West Asia) that is currently under Israelís occupation. It is sandwiched between Israel and Jordan. Israel captured the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 1967. Both these territories are being claimed by the Palestinians. It has Israeli and Palestinian settlements. Recently, the Israeli government announced plans to establish new settlements in the area with 800 houses. The move is expected to strain ties with the USA.

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