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    Israel Transnational Issues - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/israel/israel_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2006 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 withdrew its settlers and military from the Gaza Strip and from four settlements in the West Bank in August 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) (2005)

      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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Israel Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Israel Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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