Wednesday, 20 January 2016


The West Bank region of Palestine (Arabic: الضفة الغربية‎ aḍ-Ḍiffah l-Ġarbiyyah; Hebrew: הגדה המערבית‎, HaGadah HaMa'aravit) or Cisjordan is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, forming the bulk of the Palestinian territories and the State of Palestine. The West Bank shares boundaries (demarcated by the Jordanian-Israeli armistice of 1949) to the west, north, and south with the state of Israel, and to the east, across the Jordan River, with Jordan. The West Bank also contains a significant section of the western Dead Sea shore.
The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, has a land area of 5,640 km2 plus a water area of 220 km2, consisting of the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea. It has an estimated population of 2,676,740 (July 2013). More than 80%, about 2,800,000,  are Palestinian Arabs, and approximately 500,000 are Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank, including about 192,000 in East Jerusalem, in Israeli settlements, built on the 43% of the West Bank which Israel has allocated to local settler councils.

This is my first Registered Airmail cover from Palestine with 'State of Palestine' stamps. The nice cover sent by my good friend Patrik when he visited Israel and Palestine in December 2015. He sent 5 cover from Bethlehem Post Office with perfect postmarks on December 10, 2015 and I received on February 01, 2016. Thank You Patrik for the big help.

This is my first regular airmail cover from West Bank with 'State of Palestine' stamps. The covers posted on December 10, 2015 and I received them on January 27, 2016.

These covers also sent by Patrik on the same day with 'Palestinian Authority' stamps. Even though Palestine post issued a number of stamps in the name of 'State of Palestine' , still only very limited number and variety stamps are available in the post office. Thank You Patrik for the stamps and perfect covers.

These nice covers are sent by my good friend Kifah from Ramallah, Work in Palestine Post. I selected stamps are requested to prepare on my covers. The covers sent on and received in my hands on. West Bank issues of Palestinian stamps are good in design and quality. Thank You Kifah for the perfect covers from West Bank.

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