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Jordan River

A river that runs 251 km from the Hula Valley in northern Israel, through the Jordan Valley in the West Bank and into the Dead Sea. The West Bank derives its name from being the western bank of the Jordan River. The distribution of its waters is hotly disputed by Syrian, Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli authorities. See "Jordan River Basin," UN-ESCWA and BGR, Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia.