West bank area of the former british mandated 192047 territory of palestine west of the jordan river claimed from 1949 to 1988 as part of the hashemite kingdom of jordan but occupied from 1967 by israel. Since 1994 parts of the west bank have been.
During the 1967 arab israel war israel captured the region occupying it fully until 1994 and parts of it thereafter.
West bank israel. Israel has never annexed the west bank since taking over the area. The west bank arabic. Citizens to be aware of the continuing risks of travel to israel the west bank and gaza due to the security situation and heightened tensions there and warns against travel to gaza.
Its home to nearly three million palestinians and would make up the heart of any palestinian state. Violence can occur in jerusalem. Hagadah hamaaravit or yehuda veshomron is a landlocked territory near the mediterranean coast of western asia bordered by jordan to the east and by the green line separating it and israel on the south.
Terrorists may attack with little or no warning targeting tourist locations transportation hubs marketsshopping malls and local government facilities. Israeli law treats the west bank much differently than east jerusalem even though both areas are taken by the idf during the 1967 war. The territory excluding east jerusalem is also known within israel by its biblical names judea and samaria.
From the israeli governments perspective whether a left or right wing coalition there are legal and illegal settlements in the territory. Aldf alghrby a iffah l garbiyyah. Israel took control of it in 1967 and has.
The current travel advisory for israel the west bank and gaza advises us. Many travelers visiting israel wonder whether it is safe to visit the west bank. The west bank is rich in historic and archaeological sites and has amazing landscapes and interesting cultural activities.
The west bank is a chunk of land east of israel. Citizens have been killed and wounded in attacks in recent years though there. Terrorist groups and lone wolf terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in israel the west bank and gaza.
Territory disputed between israel and the palestinians demarcated by the green line to the west and the jordan river to the east. On tourist israel you wont find much west bank travel advice however that doesnt mean that its not an interesting place to visit.