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West Bank Transnational Issues 2008

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SOURCE: 2008 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Disputes - international:
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:
refugees (country of origin): 705,207 (Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA)) (2006)


NOTE: The information regarding West Bank on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of West Bank Transnational Issues 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about West Bank Transnational Issues 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.



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