29 September 1923 - 14 May 1948
League of Nations mandate
Northern Middle East
Independent nations of Israel and Jordan,
and territories of Gaza Strip and West Bank
Part of the Ottoman
Empire, Palestine was entirely occupied by Britain on 26th
On 24th July 1922, the League of Nations agreed that
Palestine would become a British-controlled mandate.
On 26th May 1923, the land to the east of the
River Jordan became governed separately as Transjordan.
On 29th September 1923, the League of Nations mandate took
effect. Legally Transjordan
was still part of the Palestine mandate,
but in effect it was treated as a separate entity.
On 28th February 1928, Transjordan
became independent from Palestine.
On 14th May 1948, Palestine gained independence from
Britain as the independent Jewish state of Israel.
Today, the land of Palestine is divided into the
independent nations of Israel and Jordan, and the occupied territories
of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.