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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Palestinian PM warns of escalating Israeli settlers’ violence against Palestinians in West Bank

Press TV 25 Jan 2022
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has warned of escalating violence by extremist Israeli settlers against Palestinians and their properties across the occupied West Bank, condemning their attacks against local communities in the occupied territories....
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Israeli soldier jailed for Gaza TikTok video

Russia Today 25 Jan 2022
The serviceman can be seen firing across the border into the Palestinian territory ... Israel’s Gaza barrier is notoriously volatile and there are several incidents each year in which the fencing has been damaged or crossed by troops from the Palestinian territory....
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Mass funeral for slain Palestinian as West Bank situation nears 'boiling point'

Press TV 25 Jan 2022
Palestinians have held a funeral procession for a 57-year-old man who died of tear gas inhalation during an Israeli raid on a refugee camp north of the city of al-Quds ... The occupation forces, they added, also ransacked several Palestinian houses and shops ... Israeli forces frequently storm Palestinian neighborhoods in the occupied territories....
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Israel says it hopes for ties with S.Arabia, Indonesia, but no deals imminent

Metro USA 25 Jan 2022
Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest two sites, and Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, have conditioned any eventual normalisation with Israel on the addressing of the Palestinians’ quest for statehood on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war....
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More than half of Gazans live under poverty line: report

The New Arab 25 Jan 2022
In 2006, Israel imposed its illegal siege on the coastal enclave as Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist group, won a general election in the Palestinian Territories. Their electoral success resulted in clashes with rivals from Fatah, the movement that runs the Palestinian Authority (PA)....
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Israel says it hopes for ties with Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, but no deals imminent

Reuters 25 Jan 2022
Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest two sites, and Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, have conditioned any eventual normalisation with Israel on the addressing of the Palestinians' quest for statehood on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war ... More than 250 Palestinians were killed in Gaza....
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Why is the Palestinian Authority cracking down on opposition?

Al Jazeera 25 Jan 2022
... funeral and prisoner release processions can be traced to the decline in the PA’s popularity, owing to the failure of its political project to form a state for the 4.5 million Palestinians living in the 1967-occupied territories of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip....
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The Readers' Forum: Tuesday letters

Winston-Salem Journal 25 Jan 2022
When Palestinians show their objection to this apartheid by firing a few ineffective fireworks at Israeli territory, their power and water plants may be destroyed by massive bombs; high-rise buildings can be flattened and children killed with impunity. Noncompliant Palestinians are imprisoned and tortured....
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Government to spend $3.2 million to protect, repair heritage sites in Judea and Samaria

Cleveland Jewish News 25 Jan 2022
Dozens of heritage and archaeological sites in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley have been damaged in recent years by authorities in Ramallah as well as antiquities thieves in the Palestinian territories ... Palestinian roadwork destroyed portions of a 3,200-year-old wall on ......
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Government to Spend $3.2 Million to Protect, Repair West Bank Heritage Sites

The Algemeiner 25 Jan 2022
Photo ... Dozens of heritage and archaeological sites in the West Bank have been damaged in recent years by authorities in Ramallah as well as antiquities thieves in the Palestinian territories ... Palestinian roadwork destroyed portions of a 3,200-year-old wall on the biblical site of Joshua’s altar on Mount Ebal, near Nablus, last year ... 0 ... ....
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“Promotion of Inclusive Agricultural Growth to Ensure Improved Living Standards and Resilience of Vulnerable Communities in Area C of the West Bank”

Reliefweb 25 Jan 2022
Occupied Palestinian Territory ... Palestinian Farmers Union (PFU), Economic and Social Development Center of Palestine (ESDC), and Rural Women’s Development Society (RWDS) ... Did the program align with the Palestinian Authority’s (PA), donors & implementing partners objectives and plans?....
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The right of issuing Palestinian ID cards, Israel controls

The New Arab 24 Jan 2022
... reside in designated parts of the occupied territories where they had already been living for years ... According to the 1993 Oslo accords, the PA holds full responsibility for administering the population registry and providing services to Palestinians in the occupied territories....
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Hamas: Palestinian resistance will eventually lift Israel’s siege on Gaza

Press TV 24 Jan 2022
Zionist enemy has no future on Palestinian land. Ismail Haniyeh says the Israeli occupation “has no future” in the Palestinian territories ... In response, Palestinian resistance movements, chief among them Hamas, launched Operation al-Quds Sword and fired more than 4,000 rockets and missiles into the occupied territories, killing 12 Israelis....
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