Israel, Gaza, West Bank: mapping the borders

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 09, 2023

Arab-Jew conflict

In 1917, Britain promised its support to a 'Jewish national home' in Palestine. Over the years the Jewish population in Palestine kept growing

In 1947, UN divided historical Palestine into Arab ruled regions and Jews ruled regions with Jerusalem as international city

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After the 1949 agreement following the Arab-Israeli war, Jordan controlled West Bank and East Jerusalem. Gaza was under Egypt

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Israel annexed Sinai from Egypt and West Bank from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War

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Israel returned Sinai to Egypt in 1982. It still controlled Gaza and West Bank

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Israel says it 'pulled out of Gaza in 2005, UN still considers West Bank, Gaza as occupied territories

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