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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Blinken criticiced for opposition to ICC investigation into Israeli 'war crimes'

The New Arab 06 Mar 2021
After a five-year initial investigation, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda stated on Wednesday that the court has jurisdiction in the occupied Palestinian territories and would open an investigation ... In February, the ICC concluded that they had jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories ... They're investigating what happened in Palestinian territories....
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Israel postpones roll-out of COVID vaccine to Palestinian workers

Al Jazeera 06 Mar 2021
COGAT, the Israeli military branch responsible for civil affairs in the Palestinian territories, had last week confirmed that the COVID vaccination drive had “been approved by the political echelon” ... Some 100,000 Palestinian labourers from the West Bank work in Israel....
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A Realist Reset for US-Saudi Relations

The Reporter Ethiopia 06 Mar 2021
Bringing the Saudis into diplomacy might preserve the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel only when Israel agreed not to annex occupied Palestinian territory for at least three years....
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Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric

Business Line 06 Mar 2021
State-owned Ekhbariya television showed the pope's large convoy moving through Najaf. The Catholic leader has visited predominantly Muslim countries including Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Bangladesh,Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates and the Palestinian territories, using those trips to call for inter-religious dialogue.Who is Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani?....
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AS IT HAPPENED: Pope Francis arrives in Iraq

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 06 Mar 2021
Mar ... Follow live coverage of his first day itinerary below (All times GMT). 16.30 — WATCH ... Rev. Nadhir Dako of Baghdad's St ... AS I FLY OVER PALESTINIAN TERRITORY ON MY APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO IRAQ, I EXTEND CORDIAL GREETINGS TO YOUR EXCELLENCY AND YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS, AND I PRAY THAT THE MOST HIGH GOD WILL BLESS ALL PALESTINIANS WITH PEACE AND WELL-BEING....
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Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric

Metro USA 06 Mar 2021
The pope has visited predominantly Muslim countries including Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates and the Palestinian territories, using those trips to call for inter-religious dialogue. Sistani is one of the most important figures in Shi’ite Islam, both within Iraq and beyond ... He was rarely seen in public ... The U.S....
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US reaffirms opposition to ICC probe into Israeli war crimes in Palestine

Press TV 05 Mar 2021
The first call between the two officials came a day after the ICC prosecutor said her office will formally launch a probe into Israeli war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories ... ICC says it has jurisdiction over Palestinian territories, paving the......
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Biden Administration Slammed for Rebuking ICC

Kayhan 05 Mar 2021
WEST BANK (Dispatches) – After denouncing the International Criminal Court’s probe into the Zionist regime’s war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, U.S ... that has driven serious violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) for more than half a century.”....
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Kamala Harris tells Netanyahu that US opposes ICC probe of Israel

Al Jazeera 05 Mar 2021
US Vice President Kamala Harris, in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reaffirmed the United States’s opposition to an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the White House said....
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Kamala Harris expresses opposition to ICC investigation into potential Israeli war crimes

The New Arab 05 Mar 2021
US Vice-President Kamala Harris has reaffirmed the United States’ opposition to an International Criminal Court (ICC) inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, following the announcement of an investigation on Wednesday....
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Why the Biden Administration Is Dead Wrong to Oppose International Criminal Court War Crimes Inquiry ...

GlobalResearch 05 Mar 2021
Since, however, Palestine joined the ICC in 2015, and since Palestine brought a complaint in 2018, the court has decided that it now has jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories ... The ICC is not investigating crimes on Israeli soil, but in the Palestinian Occupied territories....
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