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Plaestine FlagLocation: Middle East, west of Jordan.

Geography: landlocked; highlands are main recharge area for Israel's coastal aquifers; there are 242 West Bank settlements, and 29 East Jerusalem settlements in addition to at least 20 occupied outposts (August 2005 est.).

Area: total: 5,860 sq km, land: 5,640 sq km, water: 220 sq km.

Capital: Not Available.

Industries: generally small family businesses that produce cement, textiles, soap, olive-wood carvings, and mother-of-pearl souvenirs; the Israelis have established some small-scale, modern industries in the settlements and industrial centers.

Languages: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by many Palestinians), English (widely understood).

National Holiday: Not Available.

Currency (Code): New Israeli Shekel (ILS); Jordanian dinar (JOD).

Population: 2,611,904, note: in addition, there are about 187,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and fewer than 177,000 in East Jerusalem (July 2008 est.).

Labor Force: 605,000 (2006). 

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Palestinian Airlines

IATA Code: PF | ICAO Code: PNW | Callsign: PALESTINIAN

Palestinian Airlines
Palestinian Territories
P.O.Box 4043 
Tel: +972 7-282-7834 
Fax: +972 7-282-1309

Ownership: solely owned by the Palestinian National Authority

Palestinian Airlines was established in January 1, 1995 and based in the Palestinian Territories, and operates scheduled international services from El Arish, Egypt to Amman, Jordan, as well as pilgrim charter services to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The main operational base is El Arish International Airport. Palestinian Airlines staff members are approx. 400.

Minister of Transportation–Chairman & CEO: Dr. Mashhour Abu Daqqa
Director General: Capt. Zeyad Ali Aziz Al Bada
Commercial Director: Yaser N Erqayeq
Director – Engineering & Maintenance: Eng. Jamal Almashharawi
Director – Flight Operation: Capt. Yasin Al- Hawamdeh
Director – Finance Affairs: Osama Al-Bakri

     Current Aircraft Fleet:
 Aircraft Engine Registration numberOwned/leased
Built year
 Fokker-50 PW125B SU-YAI Leased

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