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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Egypt’s FM calls upon Israeli counterpart to cease Israeli attacks on Palestinian territories

Egypt Today 13 May 2021
Shoukry stressed the need to cease the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territories, and the importance of working to spare the peoples of the region further escalation and resorting to military means, said the Egyptian Foreign ......
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Russia calls on Israel to ‘immediately’ end settlement of Palestinian territories & maintain peace at ...

Russia Today 13 May 2021
Moscow has urged the Israeli government to urgently put an end to violent clashes with Palestinians, as security forces crack down on unrest in East Jerusalem and are reportedly considering a full-scale ground operation in Gaza ... The diplomats added that this applied to both "strikes on civilian targets in Israeli and Palestinian territory."...
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Atrocity Alert No. 252: Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

Reliefweb 13 May 2021
Recurring armed conflict between Israel and the Hamas de facto administration in Gaza has resulted in collective punishment of Palestinians in the occupied territories and unlawful attacks on civilians by both the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Palestinian armed groups....
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Egypt’s FM talks with Germany, EU counterparts ways to end Israeli-Palestine conflict

Egypt Today 13 May 2021
Minister Shoukry addressed the deteriorating situation in the Palestinian territories as a result of the confrontations in Jerusalem and with the Gaza Strip ... people in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” said the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement....
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Hamas rockets hit heart of Tel Aviv, fly far beyond to Haifa, Nazareth

Press TV 13 May 2021
The Israeli strikes began after Gaza rose in protest against the regime’s brutalities in the nearby Tel Aviv-occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, especially the holy city of al-Quds ... A potential statement on the part of the Security Council would ask Tel Aviv to halt its brutality against the two Palestinian territories....
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US deploys F-18 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia as tensions escalate in Middle East

Press TV 13 May 2021
The US fighter jets were sent to the region as tensions have escalated in the occupied Palestinian territories and Saudi war on Yemen has raged ... “main assets” in its campaign against the Israeli regime’s acts aggression targeting Palestinians in the occupied territories and Gaza....
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Sheikh Jarrah: the area at the centre of the current Israel-Palestinian conflict

The National 13 May 2021
The Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in east Jerusalem has emerged as a flashpoint in the recent wave of violence that has swept Israel and the Palestinian territories ... With the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, many Palestinians were forced to leave their homes and relocate to the Palestinian territories or flee to neighbouring countries....
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ME situation escalating towards war, warns UN

Dawn 13 May 2021
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process warned on Wednesday that the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory was “escalating towards a full-scale war”, amid continuing air strikes and rocket attacks....
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Middle East situation escalating towards war, warns UN

Dawn 13 May 2021
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process warned on Wednesday that the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory was “escalating towards a full-scale war”, amid continuing air strikes and rocket attacks....
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Hezbollah fully prepared for crushing response if Israel attacks Lebanon: Analyst

Press TV 13 May 2021
Gaza and the occupied Palestinian territories have been simmering with rage in the past weeks over the regime’s scheme to expel dozens of Palestinians from their homes in the volatile Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds as part of a long-running scheme to Judaize Palestinian lands....
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'Israel has a right to defend itself', says US president Joe Biden as Gaza violence escalates

Hindustan Times 13 May 2021
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the country’s foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, had spoken to his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, and emphasized “the need to stop the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territories and on the importance of sparing the people of the region any further escalation and the use of force.”....
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