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    Israel Transnational Issues - 2005
    http://www.allcountries.org/wfb2005/israel/israel_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      West Bank and Gaza Strip are Israeli-occupied with current status subject to the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement - permanent status to be determined through further negotiation; Israel continues construction of a "seam line" separation barrier along parts of the Green Line and within the West Bank; Israel announced its intention to pull out Israeli settlers and withdraw from the Gaza Strip and four settlements in the northern West Bank in 2005; Golan Heights is Israeli-occupied (Lebanon claims the Shab'a Farms area of Golan Heights); since 1948, about 350 peacekeepers from the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) headquartered in Jerusalem monitor ceasefires, supervise armistice agreements, prevent isolated incidents from escalating, and assist other UN personnel in the region

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      IDPs: 276,000 (Arab villagers displaced from homes in northern Israel) (2004)

      Illicit drugs:
      increasingly concerned about cocaine and heroin abuse; drugs arrive in country from Lebanon and, increasingly, from Jordan; money-laundering center


      NOTE: The information regarding Israel on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Israel Transnational Issues 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Israel Transnational Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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