Telephone numbers in State of Palestine
This code is mainly used when calling from Arab countries to places under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority (including the Gaza Strip). The telecommunication system in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is considerably dependent on the Israeli infrastructure, therefore, from most countries, dialing +972 would often be the better option to access phone numbers in the Palestinian territories. In some cases, when the number was allocated directly by an Israeli company, this would be the only option. However, from many Arab or Muslim countries that block the Israeli access code, dialing 970 is the only option to access the Palestinian telecommunication system. Syria is currently the only country that blocks both 972 and 970 access codes. Lebanon lifted the ban on the 970 code in July 2008 but still blocks the 972 code.
Palestinians use the Israeli telecommunication infrastructure either directly or through the Palestinian Paltel company, which allocates numbers reserved for it by the Israeli Ministry of Communication. The 059 prefix is reserved exclusively for the Palestinian Jawwal cellular communication company (a subsidiary of Paltel), and the 056 prefix is similarly reserved for the Wataniya Telecom company. Note that these prefixes had been used in the past as Israeli internal dialing prefixes, but were replaced or merged with other dialing codes, and reintroduced for the exclusive use of the Palestinian telecommunication system.
00 XXX XX XXX XXXX - International Dialling
North West Bank
04 24X XXXX - Jenin Governorate 09 25X XXXX - Tubas Governorate 09 26X XXXX - Tulkarm Governorate 09 23X XXXX - Nablus Governorate 09 29X XXXX - Qalqilya Governorate 09 29X XXXX - Salfit Governorate
Central West Bank
02 29X XXXX - Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate 02 23X XXXX - Jericho Governorate 02 23X XXXX - Jerusalem Governorate
South West Bank
02 27X XXXX - Bethlehem Governorate 02 22X XXXX - Hebron Governorate
08 24X XXXX - North Gaza Governorate 08 28X XXXX - Gaza Governorate 08 26X XXXX - Gaza Governorate, Tall al-Hawa 08 20X XXXX - Khan Yunis Governorate 08 25X XXXX - Deir al-Balah Governorate 08 21X XXXX - Rafah Governorate
0599 XX XXXX - Mobile Jawwal 0598 XX XXXX - Mobile Jawwal 0597 XX XXXX - Mobile Jawwal 0595 XX XXXX - Mobile Jawwal 0592 XX XXXX - Mobile Jawwal
0569 XX XXXX - Mobile Wataniya Telecom 0568 XX XXXX - Mobile Wataniya Telecom 0562 XX XXXX - Mobile Wataniya Telecom
1 700 - Business Toll 1 800 - Toll Free
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