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Palestinian Territories. 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) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Palestinian Territories

  • What are the Palestinian Territories?Palestinian territories are defined as the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.

  • Basic FactsPopulation: 4.3 millionMajor Language is ArabicMajor Religion is IslamLife Expectancy: 75 years (women), 72 years (men)Main Export is citrus

  • Basic Facts continuedWest Bank is 75% Muslim, 17% Jewish, 8% Christian and otherGaza Strip is 98.7% MuslimWest Bank is 2,3o5 square miles and the Gaza Strip is 141 square milesPalestinian leader is Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Fatah faction.Hamas, the militant Islamic group, gained control of the Gaza Strip in 2007.

  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict60 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 Privacyby Eman JomaaPalestine Telegraph- first online newspaper based out of the Gaza StripStaff 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 NotaABC NewsEthan Bronner- Jerusalem bureau chief at the New York Times has a son that is enlisted in the Israeli Defense ForcesBill Keller, NY Times executive editor, and Clark Hoyt, NY Times public editor, disagree over this matter

  • Palestinian Force makes gains in West Bankby Josef FedermanWashington PostNational Security Forces helping to restore law and order in West BankOne of six Palestinian security agencies under command of Mahmoud AbbasEconomy beginning to recover in cities where they have taken controlUS sponsored training

  • Works Cited"BBC News - Israel and Palestinian territories country profile." BBC NEWS: News Front Page. 15 Dec. 2009. Web. 09 Feb. 2010. . Castelnuovo, Rita. Photograph. New York Times. 2 Sept. 2007. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. .

    "Demographics of the Palestinian territories -. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 09 Feb. 2010. .

  • Works Cited continuedFederman, Josef. "Palestinian Force Makes Gain in West Bank." The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company, 9 Feb. 2010. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. . Flag of Palestine. Digital image. WorldAtlas.com. Web. http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/flags/countrys/mideast/palstine.htm.

    Israeli and Palestinian Flags with Guns. Digital image. ABC News: The World Newser. ABC News. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. .

    "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. .

  • Works Cited continuedJomaa, Eman, ed. "Gaza Refugee Camps: Poverty And No Privacy." The Palestine Telegraph. 8 Feb. 2010. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. .

    Jomaa, Eman. Photograph. The Palestine Telegraph. 8 Feb. 2010. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. .

    Nota, Bruno. "New York Times Fails to Disclose Possible Conflict of Interest." ABC News: The World Newser. ABC News, 8 Feb. 2010. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. .

    "The Palestinian Territories." Map. The Lonely Planet. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. .

  • Works Cited continuedPicture of Palestinian women in Ramallah. Photograph. Travel Adventures. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. .

    Todras-Whitehill, Tara. Photograph. The Washington Post. 9 Feb. 2010. Web. 9 Feb. 2010. .

    "UNICEF - At a glance: Occupied Palestinian Territory - The big picture." UNICEF. 11 Sept. 2006. Web. 09 Feb. 2010. .