Definitions for "West Bank"
Territory west of the Jordan River which Israel captured from Jordan in its defensive 1967 War. Often referred to by its Biblical names, Judea and Samaria, this land is home to a Palestinian population of over 1.5 million, as well as 130,000 Jewish residents. Under the terms of the Israeli-PLO Declaration of Principles, Palestinian autonomy is to spread from the Gaza Strip and Jericho to other areas of the West Bank.
Area of land unilaterally annexed by Jordan in 1949 - includes East Jerusalem.
area west of River Jordan, occupied by Israelis in 1967, claimed by the PLO as part of Palestinian state