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Travel to Palestine

Palestine transportation

Entry and residence regulations Palestine has no sovereign rights whatsoever with regard to the entry and residence of foreigners. The State of Israel is solely responsible for issuing visas. Germans and nationals of numerous other countries are usually issued with…
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Palestine Overview

Palestine Education

With its 6,025 km² (5,660 km² West Bank, 365 km² Gaza Strip), Palestine is a little more than twice the size of Saarland, the smallest German federal state. It fits more than eleven times into the largest federal state, Bavaria….
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Palestine Economy Sectors

Palestine Mining

During the years of the complete Israeli occupation, the Palestinian economy was purely a subcontractor for Israel; there was no independent economic development. Even after the creation of the Palestinian Authority, economic development remained dependent on Israel. Estimated GDP: US…
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Palestine Media

Palestine Newspaper

The Palestinian media landscape is quite diverse. The three most important Palestinian newspapers are Al-Quds (circulation 30-50,000), Al-Ayyam (circulation 20-25,000) and Al Hayat al Jadida (circulation 5,000), all of which are close to the Palestinian Authority. Hamas publishes Al-Resalah and…
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Palestine Peace Process

Palestine Peace Process

From the UN partition resolution to the Oslo peace process On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly then decided to partition Palestine. The 1,364,000 Palestinians were granted 42.88% of the total area of ​​the British Mandate, and the 608,000…
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Palestine History

Palestine History

The history of Palestine up to the UN partition resolution The historical region of Palestine – the name goes back to the Philistine people – is located on the south-eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea and describes an area in…
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Palestine Society

Palestine airport

An investigation by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHAoPt carried out in January / February 2020 counted 108 fully or occasionally manned military checkpoints, most of them not as border posts between Israel and Palestine, and…
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Palestine Ecological Problems

Palestine Deforestation

The ARIJ report “Status of the Environment in the State of Palestine – 2015” provides a comprehensive overview of the environmental situation in the Palestinian territories. Deforestation Forests cover approximately 3.94% of the West Bank and 0.55% of the Gaza…
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Water in Palestine

Water in Palestine

Water is one of the most important and scarce resources in the Middle East. The development opportunities of the population and their standard of living depend on its availability. Therefore, the Middle East conflict is not just about land, but…
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Iraq Ecological Problems

The national flag of Iraq

The first city-states in history developed around the Euphrates and Tigris. On its shores, most of Iraq’s cities grew large and prosperous over the centuries. In the past century, increasing urbanization also posed challenges for nature. History & State The…
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Living in Palestine

Housing in Palestine

When driving in Palestine, it is not enough to have a road map. Only a precise knowledge of the local conditions will bring you to your destination if you want to go somewhere other than Jerusalem to Ramallah or Bethlehem….
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Iraq Everyday Life

Iraq Money and money transfer

Mass protests, anti-terror struggle and bumpy reconstruction. Seventeen years after the Iraq war, everyday life is very different depending on the place and milieu. Supply bottlenecks for electricity and water are the order of the day for most regions. In…
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Living in Iraq

Streets of the capital Iraq

Housing and supply The situation on the housing market, which has been very tense for a long time, is visibly improving in the country. However, there are many more offers to buy than to rent. When renting out, you should…
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Iraq Media and Internet

Iraq Tangled cables in Erbil

Media landscape After the fall of the Ba’ath regime, an incredibly diverse media landscape developed within a very short time, which spanned print, television, blogs and radio. In 2007, MICT documented the media makers’ first steps into the new open…
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