Palestine was originally a term describing the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Today, the State of Israel covers the western parts of this territory while the Palestinian National Authority rules over the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Hamas had been in control of the Gaza Strip since June 2007, but surrendered control to the unity government on 26 September 2014. An internationally recognised Palestinian state has not emerged until to date, although the State of Palestine has been accepted as a non-member observer state in the United...
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