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What are the Palestinian Territories? Palestinian territories are defined as the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.
Basic Facts Population: 4. 3 million Major Language is Arabic Major Religion is Islam Life Expectancy: 75 years (women), 72 years (men) Main Export is citrus
Basic Facts continued… West Bank is 75% Muslim, 17% Jewish, 8% Christian and other Gaza Strip is 98. 7% Muslim West Bank is 2, 3 o 5 square miles and the Gaza Strip is 141 square miles Palestinian leader is Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Fatah faction. Hamas, the militant Islamic group, gained control of the Gaza Strip in 2007.
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 60 Minutes Video After the decline of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled Palestine for four centuries, Palestine was placed under the British Mandate for Palestine in 1922 The division of this mandate and the creation of Israel in 1948, which stemmed from a Zionist movement to create a homeland for Jews from around the world, led to disputes about land The key issues in the conflict include mutual recognition, borders, security, water rights, control of Jerusalem, land rights, and legalities concerning refugees
“Gaza Refugee Camps: Poverty and No Privacy” by Eman Jomaa Palestine Telegraph- first online newspaper based out of the Gaza Strip Staff includes professional journalists as well as unpaid citizen journalists "I have no dreams; there is no place for my dreams in this depressing situation. "
“New York Times Fails to Disclose Possible Conflict of Interest” by Bruno Nota ABC News Ethan Bronner- Jerusalem bureau chief at the New York Times has a son that is enlisted in the Israeli Defense Forces Bill Keller, NY Times executive editor, and Clark Hoyt, NY Times public editor, disagree over this matter
“Palestinian Force makes gains in West Bank” by Josef Federman Washington Post National Security Forces helping to restore law and order in West Bank One of six Palestinian security agencies under command of Mahmoud Abbas Economy beginning to recover in cities where they have taken control US sponsored training
Works Cited "BBC News - Israel and Palestinian territories country profile. " BBC NEWS: News Front Page. 15 Dec. 2009. Web. 09 Feb. 2010.
Works Cited continued Federman, Josef. "Palestinian Force Makes Gain in West Bank. " The Washington Post Company, 9 Feb. 2010. Web. 9 Feb. 2010.
Works Cited continued Jomaa, Eman, ed. "Gaza Refugee Camps: Poverty And No Privacy. " The Telegraph. 8 Feb. 2010. Web. 9 Feb. 2010.
Works Cited continued Picture of Palestinian women in Ramallah. Photograph. Travel Adventures. Web. 9 Feb. 2010.