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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UAE- Halting annexation of Palestinian territories opens new avenues for regional peace and stability: Abdullah ...

MENA FN 14 Aug 2020
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 13th August, 2020 (WAM) -- The freeze on annexation of Palestinian territories will open new horizons... ....
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One new death, 531 infections with COVID-19 in Palestinian territories

MENA FN 14 Aug 2020
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) RAMALLAH, Aug 14 (KUNA) -- Palestinian territories saw a single death with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 5... ....
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Among the Maps: President Trump's Vision vs. an Israeli Proposal

The Washington Institute 14 Aug 2020
This map also includes less than 1% of Palestinians in the territory annexed to Israel ... On the one hand, the map almost completely reduces the number of Palestinians in Israeli territory and Israelis in Palestinian territory, but it divides the Palestinian territory and requires Palestinians to pass through Israeli territory or use connecting roads....
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UN chief welcomes agreement to suspend annexation of Palestinian territory

China Daily 14 Aug 2020
"The secretary-general welcomes this agreement, hoping it will create an opportunity for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to re-engage in meaningful negotiations that will realize a two-state solution in line with relevant UN resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements," it said....
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UAE-Israel deal likely to deepen regional divisions

The Irish Times 14 Aug 2020
In exchange for the entire range of bilateral relations with the Emirates, the deal serves as a “political step to reward” Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu for temporarily suspending annexation of occupied territory in the West Bank, while conceding “nothing in return” for the Palestinians ....
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Palestine reports relative drop in COVID-19 infections, deaths: official

China.dot.org 14 Aug 2020
14 (Xinhua) -- A senior Palestinian official announced on Friday that there was a relative drop in the number of infections and deaths from COVID-19 in the Palestinian territories....
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Abbas calls UAE peace move with Israel ‘treason’

Cleveland Jewish News 14 Aug 2020
Bahrain said it welcomed the deal, noting in the state-run Bahrain News Agency that just as importantly, it would stop “the annexation of the Palestinian territories as a step towards the achievement of peace in the Middle East.”....
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Another bad day for the Palestinians as Israel and UAE normalise relations

Middle East Monitor 14 Aug 2020
The key component of the resolution is for Israel to give back all the territories it captured during the 1967 war ... Israel again attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to what it said were continued launches of “explosive balloons” from the Palestinian territory....
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France welcomes Israeli-UAE agreement on normalising relations

Yahoo Daily News 14 Aug 2020
France on Thursday welcomed the Israeli-UAE agreement on normalising relations and deemed Israel's decision on suspending the annexation of the Palestinian territories as a "positive step"....
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Israel to ‘suspend’ annexations after UAE peace deal

The Irish Times 14 Aug 2020
Jordan feels in strong position over prospect of Israeli annexation One-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict possible, Jordan suggests Netanyahu misses target date for annexation of Palestinian territories US allies....
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Israel and UAE to normalise ties in 'historic' US-brokered deal

Korea Times 14 Aug 2020
Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which runs the coastal Gaza Strip, quickly said the agreement "does not serve the Palestinian cause" ... Sheikh Mohamed quickly stressed in a tweet that "during a call with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, an agreement was reached to stop further Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories"....
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Israel, UAE sign historic US-brokered deal

The News International 14 Aug 2020
annexation of Palestinian territories" under the plan to normalise relations, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi tweeted following Trump’s bombshell ... stop further Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories," Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan wrote on his verified Twitter account....

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