The State of Palestine, or the Palestinian Territories, is an area made up of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The West Bank is located on the western bank of the Jordan River, with Jordan to their east, with the rest of their borders surrounded entirely by Israel, while the Gaza Strip is a separate area on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
The area has been heavily contested for ownership for many decades, and is currently under administration of the Palestinian National Authority and the Hamas Government in Gaza. The government of Palestine is a parliamentary democracy, but currently operating as a semi-presidential system.
The population is primarily composed of Arabic Palestinians, with a small percentage made up of Israeli Jews. The country is predominantly Muslim. Despite the instability of the region, tourism is steadily becoming more popular in Palestine. More than one million visitors tour the area yearly.
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