Isn't it a bit strange to have a picture of the wall? The West Bank has a lot more to offer, I suppose.
Seems like the edits keep going back to a pro-Israeli/settler viewpoint? I was trying to keep the guide objective -we should not see this occuring over and over again... Think of the situation in kosovo - are we to only offer a pro-Serbian or Kosovar view? hope we can take out the pro-Israeli bias or at least offer more neutral language!.. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs)
Sure, first off the West Bank is home to Christian and Muslim areas of interest too. Secondly, to refer to parts of Israel as part of the West Bank?? (as it maybe geograpically as this is the only way I can make sense of this statement, but not in the political sense!) is plain wrong. The territory is officially not part of any nation. period. To not mention anything of the PNA aspirations of the West Bank to be part of a future Palestine but to talk at length about settler policy is strange and to refer to Jewish settlers in the West Bank as ones returning from exile is clearly showing bias any way you look at it. Thanks for your quick interest to my post! Hope we can make the article more neutral as it has a great start!
Switched back the statement regarding the "liberation" of the west bank by Israel to an apolitical statement regarding occupation- the official term used by the media. Loosing hope that this article will ever meet the goal of pro-settler bias with such events...
"Occupation" is not apolitical as, since there was no prior sovereign, the territory cannot be said to be occupied. A more neutral term would be "control/controlled", e.g. "under Israeli control"/"Israeli controlled areas", etc. Regarding the use of "settlements", why are Palestinian Arab cities referred to as "cities" while any Jewish community is called a "settlement"? Why not call the Jewish towns and cities "towns" and "cities" too? Is it to do with relative age? If the Arabs built a new city - which they are in the process of doing (Rawabi) - would that also be termed a "settlement"?
the population number for the jewish settlements are wrong! Check the latest AP news reports.. if you combine both the regions including the E. Jer. area the total would amount much less than the stated 500,000 but this too is always switched back to appear to give the Israeli settlement more of pop. base than really exists in reality... very frustrating as I try to make all articles on the P.T. neutral as possible. the political agenda in this article must be removed! We need facts not pro-right wing Israeli statements. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs)
Palestinian Heritage Museum of Tulkarm
I have uploaded what I believe to be a better photo of the West Bank. Sorry I tried to change it before asking here - I am new to this and didn't know the right procedure. The current photo is a literal west side of a river bank, which I do not think is suitable for the area. The photo that I have uploaded contains only a landscape, which was taken 30 mins north of Ramallah near a town called Nabi Saleh. The town does have some political significance but if people prefer I can update it to say "Burham" which is also near where that photo was taken.
If the community is ok with this then we can change is to the new one... the name is West Bank2 Banner