The West Bank is situated west of the Jordan River between Israel and Jordan, slightly smaller than the state of Delaware. Most of the population in the West Bank is Palestinian Arab. Hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers also live in their own communities in the West Bank. Palestinian Arabs tend to value bravery, freedom, and strong familial ties. Palestinians believe they have the right to an independent state that provides them with basic human rights. Palestinians are taught to cherish their heritage and respect their elders.