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The ancient land of Palestine - traditionally viewed as an area between the Mediterranean and the River Jordan - has a turbulent history, and the Palestinian Territory is currently divided into the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

It's easy enough to visit the West Bank, either as part of a tour, or - with a little planning - independently. Visit the Biblical city of Bethlehem, where the Church of the Nativity is built over the cave said to be the birthplace of Christ; check out Jericho - near to the Dead Sea, and one of the oldest cities in the world; try some of the world's best kanafe in Nablus; visit Yasser Arafat's tomb in Ramallah; or take a trip to one of the numerous refugee camps, to hear firsthand the stories of Palestinians displaced from their land.

Make sure to check out our article on How to: Travel safely in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories.

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Dear Abir, here is your story of love and occupation

Open letter to my best friend in Palestine (that I’ll never get to see)

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The loss of an olive tree in Bethlehem’s bare hills

How to sleep with an IDF soldier

Chasing a runner’s high in the West Bank

Notes from 4 birthdays abroad

Traveling the West Bank on an empty water bottle

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