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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Palestine seek new friends after Israel befriends UAE & Bahrain

Webdunia 19 Sep 2020
But it is not important to all in the Palestinian territories what Iran thinks ... Erdogan’s comments found more resonance in the Palestinian territories than those from Tehran ... their differences in order to one day establish a united leadership for the Palestinian territories....

Palestine vows prevention of more Arab normalization with Israel 19 Sep 2020
19 (Xinhua) -- A senior Palestinian official announced on Saturday that the Palestinian leadership is acting to "prevent more Arab countries from normalizing relations with Israel." ... after Israel ends its military occupation of the Arab territories....

Palestinian official calls donors to increase financial aid to UNRWA 19 Sep 2020
Meanwhile, Abu Holi called on UNRWA to speed up working with its emergency plan to combat the spread of coronavirus among Palestinian refugees in the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. UNRWA, one of the United Nations agencies, provides humanitarian services to over 5.6 million Palestinian refugees....

Zionist Regime Loots Palestinian Antiquities: Official

Kayhan 19 Sep 2020
... waging a ‘systematic war’ to loot Palestinian antiquities in the Palestinian territories, a Palestinian official says....

Open Letter: Labour Party is Suppressing Palestinian Voices and Free Speech on Israel

The Palestine Chronicle 19 Sep 2020
“We believe that an internationalist Labour Party has a special responsibility to redress the ongoing injustices against the Palestinian people,” said the open letter noting that the indigenous people of the territory were “denied their right to self-determination during the ......

A big step for peace in the Middle East

Manila Bulletin 19 Sep 2020
The White House ceremonies recalled a similar peace agreement signed in September, 1993, when then President Bill Clinton presided over a signing ceremony between Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) foreign policy official Mahmoud Abbas....

ICC closes door on Gaza flotilla probe

The Electronic Intifada 19 Sep 2020
Israeli soldiers and police routinely deny medical treatment to Palestinians ... The same pre-trial chamber of judges that closed the Mavi Marmara situation at the ICC is currently considering whether the international tribunal exercises jurisdiction in occupied Palestinian territory....

Roundup: Iran's COVID-19 death toll tops 24,000; Israel reports record daily rise in COVID-19 fatalities 19 Sep 2020
CAIRO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic has claimed 24,118 lives in Iran as of Saturday, up by 166 new death cases overnight ... Palestine reported 726 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally of infections in the Palestinian territories to 44,763, including 31,238 recoveries and 291 deaths. Enditem ....

September 19 Marks Defeat of Ottomans by Armenian Legion in Battle of Arara

Asbarez 19 Sep 2020
BY MICHAEL SOSIKIAN ... The investigating team was also responsible for registering the first 500 volunteer fighters ... According to initial negotiations, the legion was supposed to participate in the Cilician territories battle, but because the French army was very weak at the time, the Armenian soldiers were diverted to the Palestinian front ... (Mr ... ....

Palestinian official says to do more to combat COVID-19 18 Sep 2020
... will make more efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Palestinian territories amid surge in daily fatalities and infections....

Palestinian official says Israel "loots Palestinian antiquities" 18 Sep 2020
18 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian official on Friday accused Israel of waging a "systematic war" to "loot Palestinian antiquities in the Palestinian territories."....

Abraham Accords a real game changer

Asiatimes 18 Sep 2020
The new Palestinian advantage ... It has not only put a stop to the Israelis’ planned annexation of disputed territories but it is contingent upon Israel to forge a fair and equitable resolution to end its conflict with the Palestinians ... There is much that both the Palestinians and Israelis can learn from China’s mistakes in Southeast Asia....

Labour is suppressing Palestinian voices and free speech on Israel, warns open letter

Middle East Monitor 18 Sep 2020
“We believe that an internationalist Labour Party has a special responsibility to redress the ongoing injustices against the Palestinian people,” said the open letter noting that the indigenous people of the territory were “denied their right to self-determination during the ......