Akko, West Bank?
Sarah Irving’s “10 Highlights of Palestine” in the Guardian, which has a subheadline of ‘…10 things to see and do in the West Bank’ includes Akko in the list. Akko is within Israel’s 1948 boundaries, and Israeli sovereignty is undisputed. While the section on Akko recognizes that it is in Israel, the title and subheadline are misleading. The article also incorrectly states that ‘Israeli border authorities…control all routes into the West Bank and Gaza.’ Israel, however, has had no control over the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza since the 2005 disengagement.