West Bank (capital Jerusalem disputed with Israel). Urban areas are in gray.
World Factbook: "The West Bank - the larger of the two areas comprising the Palestinian territories - experienced a high single-digit economic growth rate in 2010 as a result of inflows of donor aid, the Palestinian Authority's (PA) implementation of economic and security reforms, and the easing of some movement and access restrictions by the Israeli Government. Nevertheless, overall standard-of-living measures remain near levels seen prior to the start of the second intifada in 2000."
Infant mortality (deaths before the age of one year per 1,000 live births)
2011: 14.92 deaths
Average life expectancy at birth
2011: 75.01 years
2009: 74.54 years
July 2013: 2.677 million
Living in an urban area
Factbook for 2004: there are about 187,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and 177,000 in East Jerusalem."
Net migration rate
2011: A net gain and loss per 1,000 population equals zero.
Palestinian Arab and other 83%, Jewish 17%
Muslim 75% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%
West of the Jordan River. Landlocked. Equivalent to 76.5 by 76.5 kilometers or roughly 48 by 48 miles.
Occupied by Israel following the 1967 war.
2004: Yasser Arafat dies. Mahmud Abbas elected by popular vote as the successor to the late Yasir Arafat as leader of the Palestinian authority.
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