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Ramallah

(rämä`lä), city (2007 pop. 27,4000), in the West BankWest Bank,
territory, formerly part of Palestine, after 1949 administered by Jordan, since 1967 largely occupied by Israel (2005 est. pop. 2,386,000), 2,165 sq mi (5,607 sq km), west of the Jordan River, incorporating the northwest quadrant of the Dead Sea.
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, N of Jerusalem. The administrative center for the Palestinian AuthorityPalestinian Authority
(PA) or Palestinian National Authority,
interim self-government body responsible for areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip under Palestinian control.
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, it lies in a fertile farming region where olives, figs, and grapes are grown. Ramallah is inhabited mainly by Christian Arabs. It was occupied by Israeli forces after the Arab-Israeli war of 1967. It is the seat of Bir Zeit Univ. (1924), which became a focal point of Palestinian Arab unrest; the institution was forced to close numerous times. A number of Arab refugee camps were established in the area, and the environs were often a scene of unrest and violence during the IntifadaIntifada
[Arab.,=uprising, shaking off], the Palestinian uprising during the late 1980s and early 90s in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, areas that had been occupied by Israel since 1967. A vehicular accident that killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in Dec.
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 in the late 1980s and early 90s. Israeli forces withdrew from Ramallah in Dec., 1995, as a prelude to the establishment of Palestinian self-rule. In the renewed violence beginning in 2000, Ramallah was again the scene of fighting between Palestinians and Israelis, but the city has since experienced significant growth.
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"Sport for Development" of the Gesellschaft fE-r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Goethe-Institut Ramallah, the French Institute of Jerusalem, the Danish House, as well as the German Representative Office in Ramallah have invited the Palestinian public to a day of festivities around the Ramallah Municipality and surrounding neighborhood and to watch the World Cup final game on large screens.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Prime Minister Modi's visit to Ramallah in Palestine was the first ever visit by an Indian Prime Minister there.
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