The West Bank is a landlocked territory now under Israeli or joint Israeli-Palestinian Authority control. It shares boundaries with Israel and Jordan.
The West Bank was occupied by Israel in 1967. It has an estimated population of just under three million Palestinians, and approximately 370,000 Israeli settlers. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, illegal under international law. Israel disputes this Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to the West Bank.
Running virtually unopposed, Mahmoud Abbas' ruling Fatah Party has strolled to victory in West Bank municipal elections. Seeking to renew its legitimacy, the win was marred by a low turnout and lackluster support.
The Middle East has the highest rates of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress due to conflict and disaster, according to studies by the World Health Organization. One of the latest innovations to address the shortage of specialist mental health care treatment is a two-year master's degree program in psychotherapy, one of the few of its kind in the Middle East.
A new hotel in Palestinian-held Bethlehem has one guarantee. It has the worst view ever. Hotel guests are treated to views of the walls built by Israel to protect settlers living in the West Bank. Mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has filled the hotel with his paintings.
With thousands of new settlement homes announced and mixed signals from Donald Trump's White House, is the two-state solution doomed? Conflict Zone's Tim Sebastian spoke to PLO executive member Hanan Ashrawi in Ramallah.