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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'The future lies in taking the Palestinian question in front of the courts'

Middle East Monitor 26 Nov 2020
This decision gave the green light for the investigation of allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Israel and the Palestinian territories ... On 1 January, 2015, the Palestinian Authority filed a declaration for alleged crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory....
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UN says Israeli siege cost Gaza Strip $16.7 billion

Press TV 26 Nov 2020
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report on Wednesday that Israel’s prolonged siege of Gaza and the regime’s military operations against the Palestinian territory had inflicted $16.7 billion in losses between 2007 and 2018 ... territory and the world.”....
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Trump Will Leave this Region with Toxic Legacy When Departing White House

GlobalResearch 26 Nov 2020
Trump closed the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, launched his “Deal of the Century” peace plan which promised the Palestinians economic incentives to agree to accept autonomy in isolated islets of territory in Gaza, the West Bank, a capital on the edge ......
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Moving past apartheid: one-state is not ideal justice, but it is just and possible

Middle East Monitor 26 Nov 2020
This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki ... That yet-to-be-established Palestinian State was also meant to be demilitarized, divided between the West Bank and Gaza, but excluding most of occupied East Jerusalem....
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Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7bn: UN

Dawn 26 Nov 2020
Given the “near-collapse of Gaza’s regional economy and its isolation”, UNCTAD stressed the “urgent need to end the closure of Gaza so that its people can freely trade with the rest of the occupied Palestinian territory and the world”....
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Palestinian official says disagreement with Hamas over elections not to stop dialogue

China.dot.org 26 Nov 2020
26 (Xinhua) -- A senior Palestinian official said on Thursday that the disagreements with the Islamic Hamas movement over holding the general elections in Palestine would not stop the Palestinian reconciliation dialogue ... Hamas wanted a simultaneous holding of the legislative and the presidential elections in the Palestinian territories ... Enditem ....
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Pompeo Spells Out the New Normal: All Criticism of Israel is “antisemitic”

Dissident Voice 26 Nov 2020
New guidelines announced that in future the US would mark settlement goods as “Made in Israel”, concealing the fact that they are produced in the occupied Palestinian territories. For good measure, Pompeo described the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS), widely supported by Palestinians, as a “cancer”....
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Will India Back Israel-Saudi Formal Ties? How Can India Benefit?

Yahoo Daily News 26 Nov 2020
The Palestinian issue had led to Arab-Israeli ... President Trump’s ‘Peace Plan’ had given the leeway to Israel to annex Palestinian territory having Jewish settlements ... Israel’s stop-and-go policy on building Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories, however, has not been halted....
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Expansion and Mass Eviction: Israel “Takes Advantage” of Trump’s Remaining Days in Office

Dissident Voice 26 Nov 2020
Friedman was entrusted with communicating the ominous new American agenda regarding Israel’s illegal action in the occupied Palestinian territories and also in the Syrian Golan Heights ... On November 20, Israeli authorities announced that 80 Palestinian families would be evicted from their homes in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem....
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Israel vows to 'legalize' dozens of settler outposts in West Bank before Trump leaves White House

Press TV 26 Nov 2020
... in order to legalize [West Bank outposts],” Hanegbi said, the Palestinian Information Center reported ... More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds....
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Gaza Ministry signs off on solar energy project

The Jerusalem Post 26 Nov 2020
The Palestinian Industrial Estates and Free Zones Authority, which operates under ... It will be the largest solar energy project in the Palestinian territories; more than 21,000 solar cells will be installed on an area of approximately 64,000 square meters, PRICO says on its website....
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Court ruling shows easier path for young Arabs to gain Israeli citizenship

The Jerusalem Post 26 Nov 2020
The approximately 20,000 Palestinians between the ages of 18 and 21 living in east Jerusalem now understand what is needed when petitioning for Israeli citizenship, which is not automatically granted to them as residents of the city ... Jordan occupied the territory from 1948 through 1967....
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Israeli Occupation Cost Gaza Strip $16.7Bln in 11 Years

Sputnik 26 Nov 2020
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip cost the Palestinian territory an estimated $16.7 in just over a decade, a new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said ... ....
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