Yesha

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For the moshav (Israeli communal town), see Yesha, Israel.

Yesha (Hebrew: יש"ע‎) is a Hebrew acronym for "Judea, Samaria Gaza" (Hebrew: יהודה שומרון עזה‎, "Yehuda Shomron 'Azza", also known as the West Bank and Gaza Strip), and is one of a number of terms used to describe the areas occupied by Israel as a result of the Six-Day War of June 1967. Israel left the Gaza Strip in 2005. Other acronyms used by Israelis for the West Bank portion are Shai (ש"י Shomron VeYehuda - Samaria and Judea), and Ayosh (איו"ש Ezor Yehuda VeShomron - Judea and Samaria Area).

The Yesha Council is the umbrella organization of the various municipal councils (local, regional, and cities) which represent Jews in the area.

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This word, (the acronym "Yesha"), is not to be confused with the name of a place (a Moshav in Israel) called "Yesha".

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