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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Over 40 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank: Red Crescent

The Times of India 16 Oct 2021
The IDF also said that two Palestinians had planted an explosive device to target the border fence that separates Israel from the Gaza Strip to illegally enter the Israeli territory ... Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the ......
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Palestinian family reunification restricted to preserve Israeli majority: Israeli MP

Anadolu Agency 16 Oct 2021
The Israeli Citizenship Law of 2003 prohibits the reunification of Palestinian families where one spouse is an Israeli citizen and the other a resident of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank or Gaza ... This makes it impossible for them to leave the Palestinian territories abroad, and if this is done, they will never be able to return....
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Palestine warns of more Israeli settlement plans in Jerusalem: media

Sina 16 Oct 2021
15 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Friday warned that the consequences of more Israeli settlement plans in Jerusalem "will be dangerous," the official Palestinian news agency (WAFA) reported ... The Palestinians want to establish their independent Palestinian state on these territories....
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Israeli forces injure dozens of Palestinians after attacking anti-settlement rallies in Nablus

Press TV 16 Oct 2021
At least 44 Palestinians have been injured south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank after Israeli troops attacked protest rallies to condemn the regime's settlement activities, which are illegal under international law ... According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, at least 44 Palestinians sustained injuries after being attacked by Israeli forces....
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Israel quietly advances settlements with little US pushback

Dawn 16 Oct 2021
Every Israeli government since 1967 has expanded settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, territories Israel seized in the Mideast war that year which the Palestinians want for their future state ... But it has refrained from annexing the territory because of international ......
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US to Oppose UN Human Rights Council’s ‘Disproportionate’ Attention on Israel

The Palestine Chronicle 16 Oct 2021
The administration speaks of "disproportionate attention" on Israel in the Human Rights Council. Not unfair or wrong ... “The resolution was adopted at the end of a one-day special session of the Human Rights Council on the ‘grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem’,” the statement read ... ....
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Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem - Report of the Secretary-General (A/76/333) [EN/AR]

Reliefweb 15 Oct 2021
Submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 75/98, the present report examines Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem ... Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory....
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Netflix launches 32 Palestinian films on its platform

The New Arab 15 Oct 2021
"The selected Palestinian films all tell authentic stories of Palestinians – whether they live in the Palestinian territories or have emigrated from their country due to the instability of the political, economic, and social conditions" ... The selected Palestinian films all tell ......
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'We want our stories to travel': Netflix launches Palestinian film collection

Dawn 15 Oct 2021
Many of the films tell stories of Palestinian life in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza, territory Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war and which Palestinians seek for a future independent state ... Palestinians say the roadblocks severely restrict their mobility throughout the territory....
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‘We want our stories to travel’: Netflix launches Palestinian film collection

The Wire 15 Oct 2021
Many of the films tell stories of Palestinian life in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza, territory Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war and which Palestinians seek for a future independent state ... Palestinians say the roadblocks severely restrict their mobility throughout the territory....
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Israeli troops kill Palestinian throwing fire-bomb, military says

Reuters 15 Oct 2021
JERUSALEM, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man who was throwing fire-bombs at cars near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said ... Palestinians want those territories for an independent state....
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Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military in West Bank: reports

The Siasat Daily 15 Oct 2021
One Palestinian has been killed and one more injured in a clash with the Israeli military in the West Bank, media reported ... Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip....
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Trudy Rubin: One year in, the Abraham Accords don’t address Israel’s most existential problem

Finger Lakes Times 15 Oct 2021
Palestinians were not part of the Abraham Accords, which were deliberately formulated to work around them ... The Palestinians refused ... And within that territory the number of disenfranchised Palestinians already outnumbers Israeli Jews ... “Without it, it will be tougher to proceed and bring in the Palestinians.”....
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