East Jerusalam was under OTTOMAN Empire until WWI. British controlled the Protectorate territory until 1948-49. Transjordan claimed the territory and city in 1949. Jerusalem was now in Jordan. In 1967 Jordan attacked Israel and then retreated to the River. Eventually they gave up all claim to the territory. THIS MEANS ISRAEL is the RIGHTFUL nation over the West Bank. Later, Jordan expelled Arafat and PLO and said they can claim the West Bank as their own. Jordan had NO standing to give the West Bank away. ISRAEL does not annex the territory into the state since its inhabitants do not want to become lawful citizens.
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Initial report: Man lightly wounded in stabbing attack at Gush Etzion junction in W. Bank. (Haaretz)
from the article: UN chief to Israel: End 'provocative actions' in East Jerusalem