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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Why is Al Jazeera taking killed journalist case to the ICC?

Al Jazeera 27 May 2022
Nevertheless, the Palestinians previously ... The court has said it had jurisdiction in the Israel-occupied Palestinian territories ... The Biden administration has previously criticised the ICC’s effort to assert jurisdiction over Israeli actions in the occupied Palestinian territories....

Chinese envoy calls for well-tailored approach to Israeli-Palestinian issue

Xinhua 27 May 2022
During the past month, the security situation in the occupied Palestinian territory has remained turbulent, with multiple clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians, resulting in the continued increase in Palestinian civilian casualties ... Palestinians and Israelis are and will remain neighbors....

The Tinderbox: why I disagree with the view of history in this documentary on the ...

The Conversation 27 May 2022
UN General Assembly resolution 181 divided Palestine into Jewish and Palestinian areas ... Ever since, Israel has continued to expand its hold over the land, to the detriment of Palestinians ... The international community and Palestinians argue that these are occupied territories and Israel builds settlements illegally there....

EU: Israeli settlements 'in violation of international law', 'obstacle to peace'

Press TV 27 May 2022
Thomas-Greenfield raised the issue during a UN Security Council session on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on ... Between 600,000 and 750,000 Israelis occupy over 250 illegal settlements built since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds....

Aussie election: Albanese’s weak record on Palestine

The New Arab 27 May 2022
The former Australian leader was considered a close ally to Israel and alongside Donald Trump decided to recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories and systematic human rights abuses ... the occupied Palestinian territories....

Al Jazeera to Send Shireen Abu Akleh Killing Case to ICC

GlobalResearch 27 May 2022
Al Jazeera Media Network condemns the killing of our colleague Shireen Abu Akleh, who worked with the Network for 25 years as a professional journalist covering the ongoing conflict in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the network said in a statement....

West Bank restiveness a sign of changing times

The Electronic Intifada 27 May 2022
The aim was to “reform” the Palestinian security services ... It is notable that most of the perpetrators of the renewed resistance attacks are young Palestinians born after the signing of the Oslo Accords, which Israel signed in order to end the first intifada and, it hoped, with economic incentives to pacify the occupied territories for the future....

Al Jazeera says it will go to ICC over killing of journalist

Beaumont Enterprise 27 May 2022
Al Jazeera said the case file would also including the Israeli bombing of the building housing its offices in Gaza City during last year's war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, “as well as the continuous incitements and attacks on its journalists operating in the occupied Palestinian territories.”....

Al Jazeera to refer killing of American journalist to war crimes court

Union Leader 27 May 2022
As part of an ongoing investigation, the ICC ruled last year that it has jurisdiction to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories that Israel occupied in 1967, including the West Bank ... Abu Akleh's funeral drew thousands of Palestinians to Jerusalem, with mourners hailing her as an icon....

Palestinians: Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera reporter

The Spokesman-Review 27 May 2022
Witnesses and Palestinian officials have said she was hit by Israeli fire ... The Palestinians want the territory to form the main part of their future state, but peace talks broke down more than a decade ago, and Israel’s dominant right-wing parties are opposed to Palestinian statehood....

EU punishes Palestinian cancer patients to please Israel

The Electronic Intifada 27 May 2022
The Israel lobby group’s laundry list of grievances against Pineda includes that he joined a 2011 flotilla to Gaza aiming to break Israel’s brutal blockade on the territory and that he associates with members of Palestinian and Lebanese political groupings and ......

Israeli Is 'Destroying Plans For A Two-State Solution' - Arab League

MENA FN 27 May 2022
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, May 26 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit assured on Thursday that circumstances in occupied Palestinian territories is approaching ... ....

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