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.
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A music school in the West Bank in Palestine helps young people learn an instrument even if their families don't have the money to pay for classes. It's a ray of hope in a region that's been plagued by conflict. And for some, the regular music classes are the only stable thing they know.
Ireland's upper house, the Seanad, has passed a bill that bans importing goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Keith Walker speaks with Gavan Reilly, political reporter at Ireland's Virgin Media News, and begins by asking him what the law would mean on a practical level.