West Bank

noun
an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians
Part Holonyms: ↑Israel, ↑State of Israel, ↑Yisrael, ↑Zion, ↑Sion
Part Meronyms: ↑Nablus, ↑Bethlehem, ↑Bayt Lahm, ↑Bethlehem Ephrathah, ↑Bethlehem-Judah, ↑Jericho

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an area in the Middle East, between the W bank of the Jordan River and the E frontier of Israel: occupied in 1967 and subsequently claimed by Israel; formerly held by Jordan.

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West Bank noun
A territory to the west of the river Jordan and the Dead Sea, annexed by Israel from Jordan in 1967, a degree of autonomy being given to the majority Palestinian population in the 1990s
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a region west of the Jordan River and northwest of the Dead Sea. 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

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  • West Bank —    The area of historical Palestine lying west of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea (and known by many Israelis and Jews by the biblical terms Judea and Samaria). Designated by the United Nations Palestine Partition Plan to become part of an Arab …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

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