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Publisher Description

This is a professionally-formatted, free flowing ebook reproduction of unique, up-to-date guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in the Palestinian Territories, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.

CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Geography * History * From Ancient Times to the 1800s * British Occupation, UN Partition, and the State of Israel * Expansion of Israel * Palestinian Militancy * The Lebanese Civil War * Intifada and Oslo * Palestinian Political Fragmentation * Movement Toward a Two-State Solution * Government * Executive * Legislative * Judicial * Media * Economy * Trade * Palestine Monetary Authority * Ethno-Religious Groups and Languages * Palestinian Muslims * Palestinian Christians * Jewish Settlers * CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Overview of Major Religions * Islam * Christianity * Judaism * Religion in Government and Daily Life * Religious Conventions and Gender Roles * Religious Holidays and Events * Ramadan * Eid al-Fitr * Eid al-Adha * Christmas * Buildings of Worship * Mosques * Churches * Synagogues * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Clans in the Post-Oslo Era * Politeness, Hospitality, and Gift Giving * Male/Female Interaction * Eating Habits and Types of Food * Dress Codes * Non-Religious Holidays * Yawm al-Nakba (Day of Catastrophe) * Independence Day * Dos and Don'ts * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Urbanization Problems * Work Problems in Urban Areas * Healthcare * Education and Urban Schools * Restaurants * Market Place and Street Vendors * Urban Traffic & Transportation * Street Crime, Terrorism, and Civil Unrest * CHAPTER 5: RURAL LIFE * Introduction * Palestinian Clan and Bedouin Tribal Distributions * Land Distribution * Rural Economy * Rural Transportation * Rural Healthcare and Education * Border Crossings and Checkpoints * Landmines * CHAPTER 6: FAMILY LIFE * Male and Female Interactions Within the Family * Status of Elders, Adolescents, and Children * Family Social Events * Birth of a Child * Engagement * Wedding * Funerary Rituals * Married Life and Divorce * CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Geographic Divisions * Mediterranean Coastal Plain * Judaean Hills and Samarian Highlands * Jordan River Valley * Rivers/Bodies of Water * Mediterranean Sea * Dead Sea * Jordan River * Aquifers * Gaza City * Khan Yunis * Jabaliya * Hebron * Rafah * Nablus * Ramallah * Bethlehem * Refugee Camps * Environmental Concerns and Natural Hazards * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Ancient * Introduction of Islam * Crusades * Early Modern Period * Modern Period * 20th Century * British Occupation * Great Arab Revolt * World War II * The Arab-Israeli War * Expansion of Israel * The Six-Day War and Its Aftermath * Yom Kippur War and Its Aftermath * Lebanese Civil War * Sabra and Shatila Massacres and Israeli Withdrawal * Intifada and Oslo * Recent Events * After Arafat * Palestinian Infighting * Movement Toward a Two-State Solution * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Agriculture * Industry * Services * Energy and Natural Resources * Trade, Banking, and Finance * Palestine Monetary Authority * Standard of Living and Unemployment * Outlook * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Religion, Ethno-religious Groups, and Languages * Islam and Palestinian Muslims * Christianity and Palestinian Christians * Judaism and Jewish Settlers * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Gender Issues * Arts * Literature * Music and Dance * Instruments * Sports and Recreation * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * United States-Palestinian Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Israel * Egypt * Jordan * Lebanon * Syria * Turkey * Police Force * Gaza Strip * Terrorist, Militants, and Other Radical Groups * Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades * Partisans League (Asbat al-Ansar) * Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) * Hamas (Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya)

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2015
19 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
621
Pages
PUBLISHER
Progressive Management
SELLER
Smashwords, Inc.
SIZE
701
KB

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