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West Bank: Territory claimed by the State of Palestine
The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan to the east and by Israel to the south, west and north. The West Bank also contains a significant section of the western Dead Sea shore.

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Palestinian parrot breeder's predicament [Video]

Palestinian parrot breeder's predicament

A Palestinian parrot breeder said his business was dealt a tough blow after the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the West Bank.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published
West Bank: Loss of contact with Israel affecting Palestinians [Video]

West Bank: Loss of contact with Israel affecting Palestinians

The Palestinian Authority cut all ties with Israel in May, including security coordination.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published
Israel, United Arab Emirates reach historic deal [Video]

Israel, United Arab Emirates reach historic deal

[NFA] Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic peace deal that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement the Trump..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:16Published
Israel begins bulldozing villagers' homes in West Bank [Video]

Israel begins bulldozing villagers' homes in West Bank

One family's house has already been demolished, and the same is expected to happen to more than 30 other buildings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published
Palestinians cool off in hand built hillside pool [Video]

Palestinians cool off in hand built hillside pool

Built by their father and his neighbors on a rocky hill in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinian children cool off in a swimming pool amid the outbreak of coronavius.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published
Palestinians cool off in hand-built hillside pool [Video]

Palestinians cool off in hand-built hillside pool

Built by their father and his neighbors on a rocky hill in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinian children cool off in a swimming pool amid the outbreak of coronavius.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

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