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Jer·i·cho

 (jĕr′ĭ-kō′)
An ancient city of Palestine near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A stronghold commanding the valley of the lower Jordan River, it was, according to the Bible, captured and destroyed by Joshua.

Jericho

(ˈdʒɛrɪˌkəʊ)
n
(Placename) a town in the West Bank near the N end of the Dead Sea, 251 m (825 ft) below sea level: on the site of an ancient city, the first place to be taken by the Israelites under Joshua after entering the Promised Land in the 14th century bc (Joshua 6)

Jer•i•cho

(ˈdʒɛr ɪˌkoʊ)

n.
an ancient city of Palestine, N of the Dead Sea, formerly in W Jordan; occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jericho - a village in Palestine near the north end of the Dead SeaJericho - a village in Palestine near the north end of the Dead Sea; in the Old Testament it was the first place taken by the Israelites under Joshua as they entered the Promised Land
West Bank - an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians
Translations

Jericho

[ˈdʒerɪkəʊ] NJericó m

Jericho

nJericho nt

Jericho

[ˈdʒɛrɪˌkəʊ] nGerico f
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Additionally, Wafa cited PPS as saying that Israeli forces detained four Palestinians from the Bethlehem district, four from the Nablus area, two from Jenin refugee camp and one from the Jericho area.
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Director of Agriculture in Jericho Omar Al-Bsharat said in a statement that the demolition orders were part of a larger plan to evacuate the northern Jericho area, saying farmers had noted an increase in the number of patrols in the area ahead of the demolition orders.
The boy fell into the Isis in the Jericho area of Oxford around 5pm.
The family are now thought to have downgraded to a converted pub in Oxford's trendy Jericho area.
The Jericho area, deep down below ocean level in the lush green valley to the east of the country, is dominated by the mountains of Jordan across the river.
Like the death of a parent it is a tragedy for the Palestinian people that the PLO has been defeated, resulting in the hugely damaging Declaration of Principles on Self-government Arrangements (DOP) signed by Israel and the PLO in Washington DC in September 1993 and the Agreement on the Gaza Strip and Jericho Area signed by the same parties in Cairo in May 1994.