Palestine Abbreviations

PS is the abbreviation for Palestine. Palestine is a country located in Middle East (Western Asia). Major cities include Gaza (population: 409,989), Khan Yunis (population: 173,172), Jabalia (population: 168,557), Hebron (population: 160,459), Nablus (population: 130,315), Rafah (population: 126,294), Deir el-Balah (population: 59,493), Beit Lahia (population: 56,908), Tulkarm (population: 44,158), and Qalqilyah (population: 43,201).

Country Profile

  • Calling code: 970
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: PS
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: PSE
  • Internet TLD: .ps
  • State Government Website:

Map of Palestine

List of Palestine Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Palestine are PS which stands for Palestine. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Palestine, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

PS: Palestine

Abbreviation Meaning
AOLP Active Organisation for the Liberation of Palestine
ATFP American Task Force on Palestine
AFPS Association France-Palestine Solidarite
CPNP Children for the Protection of Nature in Palestine
CCP Conciliation Commission for Palestine
DFLP Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine
DPFLP Democratic Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
EPHS East Palestine High School
FLAMEPROOF Front de Liberation de la Palestine
FLP Front de Libération de la Palestine
GAPAR General Authority for Palestine Arab Refugees
HRCP Health Resourch Center for Palestine
IPS Institute for Palestine Studies
IPSC Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
IAP Islamic Association for Palestine
ICP Islamic Committee for Palestine
JCCP Japanese Committee for the Children of Palestine
JWJIP Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine
LDC Land Defense General Committee-Palestine
LFOP Liverpool Friends of Palestine
OSJ Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes, and Malta
OLP Organisation de Liberation de la Palestine
PS Palestine
PLE Palestine
PCRF Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
PCN Palestine College of Nursing
PCC Palestine Conciliation Commission
PDP Palestine Democratic Party
PDIC Palestine Development and Investment Company
PEA Palestine Energy Authority
PLA Palestine Liberation Army
PLF Palestine Liberation Front
PLO Palestine Liberation Organization
PMC Palestine Media Center
PMW Palestine Media Watch
PMA Palestine Monetary Authority
PNLM Palestine National Liberation Movement
PNU Palestine News Update
PPTS Palestine Pilgrims’ Text Society
PPU Palestine Polytechnic University
PRCS Palestine Red Crescent Society
PRU Palestine Research Unit
PRRC Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PSE Palestine Securities Exchange
PSM Palestine Solidarity Movement
PSI Palestine Standards Institution
PWS Palestine Wildlife Society
PIWP Palestine: Information with Provenance
PIJ Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture
PJP People for Justice in Palestine
PFLP Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
PFLP-SOG Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-Special Operations Group
SCOP Special Committee on Palestine
SJP Students for Justice in Palestine
SWP Survey of Western Palestine
UNCCP United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine
UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
VOPJ Visions of Peace with Justice in Israel/Palestine

Geography

Palestine consists of the Gaza Strip, which lies on the Mediterranean coast against the border with Egypt, and the West Bank between Israel and Jordan. The Gaza Strip is essentially a coastal plain. The area is dry and sand covers much of the plain. The West Bank consists of the so-called Jordan Lowering, in addition to a fertile highland area with relatively good agricultural conditions. Low and polluted water is the biggest environmental problem in Palestine, and especially in Gaza. In addition, the country is struggling with deforestation and soil erosion as the areas are so densely populated.

History

The area where the Palestinian territories are located has been populated for thousands of years. Jerusalem was the center of Jewish communities until the Jews were expelled in the year 70 AD. After being part of the Roman Empire, the area was invaded by Arab forces in the 600s. It remained under Arab/Turkish control until the Ottoman Empire fell after World War I. Then the province of Palestine became subject to British control. In response to increased Jewish persecution in Europe, a Jewish nationalist movement emerged; Zionism.The Zionists wanted to establish a Jewish state in Palestine through colonization, and worked for European Jews to move to the area. Soon, violent conflicts arose between the existing Palestinian population and the Jewish immigrants. After World War II, the UN proposed dividing the area into two; a Jewish part and a Palestinian part. In 1948, Israel declared itself a state of its own. The Arab neighboring countries immediately went to war against the new state. Israel, however, emerged victorious from the war, and at the same time took up large parts of the land intended for the Palestinians. Around 750,000 Palestinians fled during the war. During the 1967 Six Day War, Israel occupied the rest of the territories that should have constituted the Palestinian state (West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza). Three years earlier, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) had been formed. After pursuing armed resistance to the Israeli occupation for decades, the PLO agreed to negotiate peace. The result was the Oslo Accords, which established Palestinian autonomy in 1994. The Oslo Accords said that Palestine would become an independent state in the long run, but the conflict escalated, the Palestinians were divided, and the occupation is still ongoing. In 2012, Palestine became an observer state in the UN.

Society and politics

The Palestinian territories are to be governed by the Palestinian Authority, and elections have been regularly held to the National Assembly. In 2007, however, a conflict arose between the two largest parties, which led to Fatah today ruling the West Bank, while Hamas has power in Gaza. The international community deals first and foremost with Fatah. Corruptionand camaraderie has led Palestinians to trust Fatah, and it is regularly speculated on when the Palestinian Authority will collapse. Nevertheless, the two parties are trying to establish a joint government. Palestinians are often divided into three categories: Palestinian refugees (about half); Palestinians living in the occupied territories (Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem); and Palestinians living in Israel with Israeli citizenship. The political rights of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are severely curtailed by Palestinian authorities. Nevertheless, the Israeli occupation is the most important issue in Palestinian politics. It causes major problems for the Palestinians’ freedom, security and social development. For the people of Gaza, the situation is particularly serious. Almost no one can leave Gaza.

Economics and Commerce

In the Palestinian autonomous territories, olives, citrus fruits and vegetables are grown, but both trade and production suffer from the Israeli occupation. Illegal Israeli settlers use most of the West Bank’s scarce water resources, hindering the development of Palestinian agriculture. In addition, Israeli border controls create problems for Palestinians’ access to the Israeli and international market. Israel introduced a blockade of the Gaza Strip in 2007, preventing goods from being transported out of the area. In the West Bank, the biblical sites of Bethlehem and Jericho provide good tourist revenue.

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