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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UN envoy warns of risk of new Israel-Palestinian violence

Info News 01 Dec 2021
Security Council it’s essential that the parties “calm things on the ground,” reduce violence across the Palestinian territories, avoid unilateral steps including new Israeli settlement building, and solidify the May cease-fire that ended an 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip....

74 years on, Palestinians remain stateless

The Wire 30 Nov 2021
Despite the inking of the Oslo Accords between Israel and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1993, which subjected some areas in the Palestinian territories to the control of the Palestinian National Authority, Israel was still not satisfied with the outcome....

Security Council, International Community Still Doing Too Little to Steer Israeli-Palestinian Conflict into ‘Calmer Waters’, Briefer Says Amid Heightened Tensions

Reliefweb 30 Nov 2021
... Territory ... She called on the Israeli authorities to fulfil their obligations under international law to maintain public order in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, noting that Palestinians must be protected from settler violence and the perpetrators must be held to account....

Marking International Solidarity Day, Permanent Observer Tells Palestinian Rights Committee Israel’s Illegal Settlements Signal Rejection of Two-State Solution

Reliefweb 30 Nov 2021
... and the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories; upholding the human rights of Palestinian refugees and prisoners to humanitarian assistance; and recognizing that Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory constitute a flagrant violation of international law....

‘Serious concerns’ persist over Israeli move against NGOs, says Coveney

The Irish Times 30 Nov 2021
... territories,” he added ... Mr Coveney said during his visit to Israel at the beginning of November there was “useful and constructive exchanges” on a range of issues including the situation there and the occupied Palestinian territory, anti-Semitism and the response to Covid-19....

Biden’s First Year

GlobalResearch 30 Nov 2021
During the past ten months, the situation confronting Palestinians in the occupied territories has appreciably worsened ... planned to further consolidate Israeli control over the territories and make impossible the establishment of an independent viable Palestinian state....

On UN’s Int’l Solidarity Day, Palestinians still battling to get their rights

Press TV 30 Nov 2021
Every year, November twenty nine is marked globally as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people aimed at drawing attention to their struggle ... Guterres tweeted on Sunday, that the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory remains a challenge to international peace and security....

Pakistan reiterates support to Palestinians against Zionist occupation

Irna 30 Nov 2021
The ministry in a statement said the commemoration of this day is a reminder to the international community that the question of Palestine remains unresolved and the Palestinian people are yet to realize their inalienable right to self-determination as provided in various resolutions of the United Nations....

Erdan blasts UN ‘Palestine Day,’ reminds of Jews expelled from Muslim countries

Cleveland Jewish News 30 Nov 2021
The Jews and Israel accepted this partition plan, and the Palestinians and the Arab countries rejected it and tried to destroy us,” said Erdan ... “The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory remains a challenge to int’l peace & security,” tweeted U.N ... And on the day that the Palestinians chose violence, the U.N....

UN chief: Israel human rights violations, settlements erode chances of peace

Middle East Monitor 30 Nov 2021
"The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – including East Jerusalem continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security."...

The UN's International Day of Solidarity with the 1947 Partition Plan and the two-state compromise

Middle East Monitor 30 Nov 2021
... the Palestinian People is farcical, unlike the 1947 Partition Plan, which remains associated with the Palestinian people's loss of territory and political rights....

Palestinian writer Mohammed El Kurd condemns Israel in UN speech

The Siasat Daily 30 Nov 2021
Palestinians activist and writer Mohammed El Kurd addressed the United Nations on the “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” on Monday. The day also marks the 74th anniversary of the controversial partition plan by the United Nations which designated Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian territories....

Mohammed El-Kurd gives scathing Palestine speech at UN

The New Arab 30 Nov 2021
Palestinian writer and activist Mohammed El-Kurd delivered a speech at the UN on Monday, blasting the "Israeli settler-colonial regime" for its occupation of Jerusalem ... He spoke of how little faith Palestinians have in the justice system in the occupied territories, which he says is designed to protect Israeli settlers....

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