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1 On June 14, 2007, President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Haniyeh's government and appointed Fayyad to form an emergency government. However, Haniyeh and Hamas maintain that these actions were illegal and that Haniyeh is still the Prime Minister. Haniyeh still exercises de facto authority in the Gaza Strip, while Fayyad's authority is limited de facto to the West Bank.

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After the signing of the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip were divided into three areas (Area A, Area B, and Area C) and 16 governorates under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority.

Name Population
Area (km2)
West Bank 2,817,047 5640
Gaza Strip 1,499,369 360
Total 5,416,416 6,000

West Bank

Northern Governorates
Name Population
Area (km2)
Jenin Governorate 389,301 581
Tubas Governorate 49,615 372
Tulkarm Governorate 177,694 239
Nablus Governorate 445,847 592
Qalqilya Governorate 100,753 164
Salfit Governorate 66,136 191
Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate 370,328 844
Jericho Governorate 44,961 608
Jerusalem Governorate 415,942 344
Bethlehem Governorate 185,572 644
Hebron Governorate 560,898 1060
Total 2,517,047 5,640

Gaza Strip

Name Population
Area (km2)
North Gaza Governorate 290,843 61
Gaza Governorate 524,001 70
Deir el-Balah Governorate 216,494 56
Khan Yunis Governorate 290,399 108
Rafah Governorate 177,632 65
Total 1,499,369 360




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