Green Line

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Borders created by armistice between the self-proclaimed Israel and neighboring States (1948–49), separating the State of Israel-controlled territory from the other areas of Palestine (Jerusalem, West Bank & Gaza Strip). Indigenous Palestinians remaining inside the Green Line became citizens of Israel. Palestinians living in the other areas of Palestine, including refugees originating from inside the Green Line, came under the administration of Jordan (in the West Bank) and Egypt (Gaza Strip) until Israel acquired those territories by force in the 1967 War, which it continues to occupy until the present day.