West Bank

geographical name

Definition of West Bank

area of the Middle East west of the Jordan River

Note: The West Bank has been occupied by Israel since 1967, although parts of it were transferred to Palestinian administration during a period that began in 1994.

Other Words from West Bank

West Banker \ ˈbaŋ-​kər How to pronounce West Banker (audio) \ noun

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“West Bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Bank. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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