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West Bank:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
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Disputes - international
Definition
West Bank and Gaza Strip are Israeli-occupied with current status subject to the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement - permanent status to be determined through further negotiation; Israel continues construction of a "seam line" separation barrier along parts of the Green Line and within the West Bank; Israel withdrew from four settlements in the northern West Bank in August 2005; since 1948, about 350 peacekeepers from the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), headquartered in Jerusalem, monitor ceasefires, supervise armistice agreements, prevent isolated incidents from escalating, and assist other UN personnel in the region
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Definition
refugees (country of origin): 722,000 (Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA)) (2007)


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