We followed the Jordan River south through the West Bank, which for the Israelis is geographically known as Area C. The West Bank is divided into three areas: A, B, and C. Area C is is policed/maintained by Israel, and is the location of most of the settlements. Area B has some Israeli presence, but is mostly Palestinian. Area A are the cities such as Ramallah, Hebron, Jenin, Jericho, and even Bethlehem. There is no Israeli presence in these cities, and it is actually against the law for an Israeli to enter these areas. They may get in, but there is no one to get them out. So our bus went south, through Area C, and across the valley, we could see the hills of Jordan.