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Kingdom of Jordan and Jordanian occupation of the West Bank, 1948-1967


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="2" Religion Sunni Islam

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History
 •  Established 1948
 •  Disestablished 1967

Jordanian occupation of the West Bank refers to the occupation and annexation of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) by Jordan (formerly Transjordan), during a period of nearly two decades (1948–1967) in the aftermath of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.<ref name=Israeli>Raphael Israeli, Jerusalem divided: the armistice regime, 1947-1967, Volume 23 of Cass series--Israeli history, politics, and society, Psychology Press, 2002, p. 23.</ref><ref>"Under Jordanian occupation since the 1948 Palestine war," Chicago Tribune, June 3, 1954</ref> During the war, Jordan's Arab Legion, conquered the Old City of Jerusalem and took control of territory on the western side of the Jordan River, including the cities of Jericho, Bethlehem, Hebron and Nablus.<ref name="highbeam1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> At the end of hostilities, Jordan was in complete control of the West Bank.

Jordan formally annexed the West Bank on April 24, 1950. The annexation was regarded as illegal and void by the Arab League and others. It was recognized only by Britain, Iraq and Pakistan.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name="DinsteinTabory1994">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name="School2005">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The annexation of the West Bank more than doubled the population of Jordan.<ref name="highbeam1"/>


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