How to call Palestine (country code +970)

Please note: The Israeli telephone network (country code +972) currently manages telephone access in the Palestinian Territories. The ITU has reserved country code +970 for Palestine. Calls to the Palestinian territories are best dialed through country code +972, although sometimes access through country code +970 may be possible.

Some countries may block access to country code +970, +972, or both.

This page includes calling to the Palestinian territories through country code +970 (it is exactly the same as calling to country code +972, except +972 is replaced with +970) . For calling through the country code +972 please see our page on country code +972.

Calling to Palestine

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in the Palestine for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with the digit ‘5’ (often listed as ’05’, with the leading ‘0’ removed when calling from outside the country).

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with the digit ‘7’ (often listed as ’07’, with the leading ‘0’ removed when calling from outside the country).

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Palestine does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Palestine (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling between area (geographic) codes in Palestine.

Local calling (within the same area code)

To call within the same area code dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

seven digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code or from a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code or call from a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0one digitseven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

To call to a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the carrier code, then the subscriber phone number.

0two digitsseven digits
trunk prefixcarrier codesubscriber phone number

Palestinian phone numbers explained

 Number details

Phone numbers in the Palestinian Territories are eight to nine digits.

Landlines are eight digits (nine including a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when called from outside the country). The first digit is an area code that represents a geographic part of the country. The second digit signifies the mobile phone provider.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘5’. The first two digits are a carrier code that signifies the mobile service provider.

Calling from Palestine

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Palestine.

Administrative and regulatory

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