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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Israel says it’s taken control of key area of Gaza’s border with Egypt awash in ...

Wtop 30 May 2024
The United States, Israel’s top ally, has demanded that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decide on a postwar vision for the Palestinian territory ... to surge aid into the territory was damaged in bad weather, another setback to efforts to bring food to starving Palestinians....
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Brazil’s president withdraws his country’s ambassador to Israel after criticizing the war in Gaza

Wtop 30 May 2024
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil withdrew its ambassador to Israel on Wednesday after months of tensions between the two countries over the war in Gaza, the latest repercussion from a South American nation over Israel’s military campaign in the Palestinian territory ... Brazil recognized a Palestinian state in 2010....
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What is 'All eyes on Rafah'? The image going viral on social media

The Hill 30 May 2024
... — killing an estimated 45 Palestinians and wounding another 200 ... The phrase stems from a statement made in February by Richard “Rik” Peeperkorn, director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Office of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, according to Health Policy Watch....
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Copenhagen University to divest from 3 companies operating in occupied Palestinian territory

Yeni Ṣafak 29 May 2024
Decision meets 1 of demands of pro-Palestine students holding encampments in school's main garden ....
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Brazil’s Lula withdraws ambassador to Israel over war in Gaza

Press TV 29 May 2024
Lula called Brazil’s Ambassador Frederico Meyer home after months of tensions between Brasilia and the regime over the genocidal campaign Israel has waged in the Palestinian territory since October 7, 2023, Brazil’s official gazette reported on Wednesday ... territory into a trickle....
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China ‘deeply pained’ by ‘severe’ situation in Gaza: President Xi

Press TV 29 May 2024
... retaliatory operation into the occupied territories. Concomitantly with the war, the regime has been enforcing a near-total siege on the coastal territory, which has reduced the flow of foodstuffs, medicine, electricity, and water into the Palestinian territory into a trickle....
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Denmark parliament rejects proposal to recognize Palestine

Jurist 29 May 2024
Rasmussen said that Denmark cannot recognize an independent Palestinian state because of lack of preconditions, such as permanent population, delimited geographical territory, the existence of effective state power that can exercise power over the population and territory within the country, and should be able to act in foreign policy....
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Macron urges Abbas to 'reform' Palestinian Authority with 'prospect of recognition'

Hindustan Times 29 May 2024
France supports "a reformed and strengthened Palestinian Authority, able to carry out its responsibilities throughout the Palestinian territories, including in the Gaza Strip, for the benefit of the Palestinian people", Macron told Abbas on Wednesday, according to the Elysee Palace readout....
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With ‘All eyes on Rafah’, where are millions of Palestinians fleeing amid Israeli strikes?

Live Mint 29 May 2024
Nakba Day commemorates the displacement of at least 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 during the founding of Israel.With record numbers of Palestinians killed and displaced once again throughout the occupied Palestinian territory, a growing movement online is asking – is this Nakba 2.0?  ....
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Proposal To Recognise Palestinian State Rejected By Danish Parliament

News18 29 May 2024
... over its own territory.Rasmussen did not take part in Tuesday's debate but has said he hopes Denmark will one day be able to give its backing to a Palestinian state....
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25 more Palestinians detained by Israeli forces

Anadolu Agency 29 May 2024
The Israeli forces assaulted and abused the Palestinians and damaged their homes, the statement said ... At least 519 Palestinians have since been killed and nearly 5,000 others injured by Israeli army fire in the occupied territory, according to the Health Ministry....
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