West Bank

#westbank

The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, forming the bulk of the Palestinian territories. The West Bank shares boundaries to the west, north, and south with the state of Israel, and to the east, across the Jordan River, with Jordan. The West Bank also contains a significant coastline along the western bank of the Dead Sea. The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, has a land area of 5,640 km² and 220 km² water, the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea. It has an estimated population of 2,676,740. More than 80%, about 2,100,000, are Palestinian Arabs, and approximately 500,000 are Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank, including about 192,000 in East Jerusalem, in Israeli settlements. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.

;

Top Trending News Videos for #westbank  (Personalize)

  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    2h
    • "Surge in settler attacks, home demolitions and evictions in West Bank post Israel-Gaza War"
    • Al Jazeera
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Hear father’s heartbreaking question after his son was killed
    • CNN
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • West Bank museum showcases Gaza 'artistic demonstration' against war
    • France 24
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • An update on projects at West Bank Landing in Great Falls
    • KRTV
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Biden says Israel willing to pause war over Ramadan if hostage deal reached
    • Euronews
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • 1 dead, at least 8 hurt in highway shooting in occupied West Bank | Morning in America
    • NewsNation
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Gunmen launch deadly attack near West Bank settlement
    • France 24
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Westbank woman turns 100 years old
    • WDSU
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • One person killed and others wounded in West Bank shooting, Israeli officials say
    • CNN
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Palestinians in the occupied West Bank express skepticism on ICJ proceedings
    • Al Jazeera
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Two 17-year-old Americans killed in West Bank in similar circumstances. Their families want answers
    • CNN
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • NewsMinute 7A (CR)
    • Associated Press
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Israeli strikes in Gaza kill 48 as fears mount over humanitarian crisis and West Bank violence
    • WGN 9 News
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh resigns
    • Reuters
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Palestinian-American father demands justice for son killed in West Bank
    • CNN
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • One killed, several wounded in gun attack near West Bank settlement
    • France 24
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • West Bank Shooting (CR)
    • Associated Press
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • CNN at the scene of deadly shooting in the occupied West Bank
    • CNN
  • Now Playing
    Video Thumbnail
    • Palestinian gunmen fire on motorists in West Bank, killing 1, injuring 5: Israel
    • Fox 32 Chicago