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State of Palestine

De jure state in the Middle East

Palestine, recognized officially as the State of Palestine by the United Nations and other entities, is a de jure sovereign state in Western Asia claiming the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as the designated capital, although its administrative center is currently located in Ramallah. The entirety of territory claimed by the State of Palestine has been occupied since 1948, first by Egypt and Jordan and then by Israel after the Six-Day War in 1967. Palestine has a population of 5,051,953 as of February 2020, ranked 121st in the world.

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Scarcely two years ago Gaza's border with Israel was a deadly front line, with black smoke swirling around thousands of Palestinian protesters as they faced off..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

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Israel's building industry has found temporary housing for many of its nearly 70,000 Palestinian laborers, staving off a construction shutdown after the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The first two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the densely-populated Gaza Strip, Palestinian health officials said on Sunday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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