Palestinian territories

"Palestinian territories" and "occupied Palestinian territories" (OPT or oPt) are descriptions often used to describe the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip which are occupied or otherwise under the control of Israel.Israeli governments have maintained that the area involved is within territorial dispute. The extent of the territories, while subject to future negotiations, have frequently been defined by the Green Line. The term "Palestinian Territory, Occupied" had been utilized by the UN and other international organizations between 1998 to 2013 in order to refer to the Palestinian National Authority; it was replaced in UN Secretariat communications by the term State of Palestine starting in 2012, and the ISO adopted the name change in 2013. However, as of August 2015, the UN Security Council continues to treat Palestine as a non-sovereign entity, which also prevents its admission to UN General Assembly membership.

Israel occupied the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the Six-Day War of 1967, which had been earlier occupied by Jordan and Egypt respectively, and has maintained control of them since.

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Palestinian PM calls on Britain to recognize state of Palestine, back two-state solution

Xinhua 07 Oct 2022
According to the statement, Ishtaye told Hickey that Britain has to oppose the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and preserve the two-state solution in which Britain believes ... to be held in the Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem," said Ishtaye....

Palestinians creating new equations in face of Zionist regime, Islamic Jihad chief say

Press TV 07 Oct 2022
Al-Quds was certainly their direction, and they fought to see Palestinian territories liberated,” he highlighted ... They are the flag-bearers of resistance in the West Bank," referring to six Palestinian detainees who escaped from the Gilboa maximum security prisons in occupied northern Palestine in September last year....

Tired Of Power Cuts, Blockaded Gaza Turns To Solar

MENA FN 07 Oct 2022
(MENAFN - Jordan Times) GAZA CITY, Palestinian TerritoriesPalestinians living in Gaza have long endured an unstable and costly electricity supply, so Yasser Al Hajj found a different way. solar ... ....

Peace process impasse ignites more tension in Palestine: analysts

Beijing News 06 Oct 2022
The Palestinians want to establish an independent state alongside Israel on the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967, including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital ... to more clashes and confrontations in the Palestinian territories....

The Palestinian Authority Cannot Meet the Most Basic Requirement for Statehood

The Algemeiner 06 Oct 2022
But the Palestinians need to put an end to terrorism and incitement.” ... In the foreseeable future, under the current Palestinian Authority leadership, is there the possibility of a territorial divide that results in a Palestinian state that could meet Israel’s security requirements?....

Jordan Is the Reason There Is No Palestinian State and Minorities Are Threatened

The Algemeiner 06 Oct 2022
The Palestinians could have had a country of their own as far back as 1921, when the British literally handed the territory of their Mandate of Palestine east of the Jordan River to King Abdullah II’s Hashemite clan, instead of giving it to the Palestinian Arab population for which it was originally intended....

UN Security Council hails Lapid’s ‘two-state’ commitment, questions Israeli counterterrorism ops

The American Israelite 06 Oct 2022
The council held its monthly briefing and consultations on the Israeli-Palestinian file ... advocates “swift, transparent investigations” of accusations of excessive use of force by Israeli security personnel, who have been conducting operations to root out terrorists in Palestinian Authority-controlled territory....

1 Palestinian killed, 1 fugitive surrenders in Israel raid

Federal News Radio 06 Oct 2022
DEIR AL-HATAB, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops exchanged fire with Palestinians during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, killing one Palestinian and forcing the surrender of a wanted man ... The Palestinians want that territory, along with east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, for their future state....

Under consideration: Moving Britain’s embassy to Jerusalem - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 06 Oct 2022
... War – referring three times to “Palestinian territories including east Jerusalem.” Ignored is the fact that in 1967 they were not Palestinian territories; they were territories that had been captured by the Jordanian Army in 1948 and illegally annexed by Jordan....

Hidden Motives: Why Lapid is Not Serious about a Palestinian State

Dissident Voice 06 Oct 2022
“An agreement with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy and for the future of our children.”. The statement took many by surprise, including the Palestinian leadership ... Finally, Lapid is aware of the impending transition in the Occupied Palestinian territories....

Poll: Majority of young Americans oppose arms sales to Israel

Press TV 06 Oct 2022
Palestinian children injured as Israeli troops storm West Bank school, fire tear gas ... More than 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the Israeli-occupied territories since the start of the year, including 51 in the besieged Gaza Strip during Israel’s three-day assault in August....

Palestine legal group: Moving UK embassy to Jerusalem against commitments to international law

Middle East Monitor 06 Oct 2022
A Palestinian legal organisation has condemned the British government's consideration to move its embassy in Israel from the capital, Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem, ......

Meet the Censored: Katie Halper

Scheerpost 06 Oct 2022
... apartheid government.” Tliab gave her talk in the wake of the shooting of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed in the West Bank City of Jenin in May ... Obviously, if you’re a Palestinian reporter in Israel in those territories, it’s so much worse....

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