Publisher description for The West Bank and Gaza Strip : a geography of occupation and dissent / Elisha Efrat.

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Written in a clear and easy-to-follow style this revealing text examines the contemporary political geography of the West Bank and Gaza strip. Descriptive in nature, it documents the changes and developments since 1967 right up to the disengagement from Gaza. The book is supplemented by numerous maps and covers issues including:

*Jewish settlements
*Water and natural resources
*Transport infrastructure
*Partition plans for Jerusalem
*Settlement policy
*The Separation Fence.

One of the first books to tackle this contentious subject from a geographical rather than a political or historical perspective, this essential text will be of huge interest to both undergraduate and graduate students studying the Israel-Palestine question.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Occupied territories.
Israel -- Government policy -- West Bank.
Israel -- Government policy -- Gaza Strip.
Israel -- Politics and government -- 1993-
West Bank -- Politics and government.
Gaza Strip -- Politics and government.
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government.
Military occupation -- Social aspects -- West Bank.
Military occupation -- Social aspects -- Gaza Strip.