After Palestinian leader arafat died in 2004, politics changes radically on both sides. arafat's successor accepted Israel, and Palestine got its autonomy. Both peoples claimed Jerusalem as their capital, but in early 2012 astral disturbances and spirit attacks forced the authorities to evacuate and close the city for 40 days. additional evacuations occurs regularly in the following years. in the 2046 mana warp, the UN seized the holy city before anyone else could.
west bank sits between the security fence in the west and Jordan valley to the east. the Gaza strip extend all the way the Suez. underground tunnel and train runs from Suez to Gaza proper. Israel took over the sinai desert awhile back and evacuated most of its Egyptian population. the world accepted this moved because the Suez channel stayed under international control.