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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Israeli settler population in West Bank surpasses 500k

Metro USA 02 Feb 2023
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who pledged support for an independent Palestinian state ... The Palestinians seek those territories for an independent state ... There is no legitimacy for settlements or the presence of settlers in the Palestinian territories,” said Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas....

US presses PA to accept plan to quash Palestinian armed groups

Al Jazeera 02 Feb 2023
Such grievances, the sources said, stemmed from a lack of references over the need to decrease Israeli forces’ incursions into Palestinian territories and to build up public support for such an operation....

Israel carries out air strikes on Gaza Strip

Urdu Point 02 Feb 2023
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, Feb 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Feb, 2023 ) .Israel conducted air strikes on the central Gaza Strip early Thursday, according to AFP journalists and witnesses, hours after intercepting a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory....

Israel strikes Gaza, Palestinians respond with rockets

The New Arab 02 Feb 2023
Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip early Thursday, which Palestinian fighters reacted to by firing rockets in the latest bout of unrest in the region. The overnight attacks - which Israel's army confirmed in a statement at 02.41 am (0041 GMT) - come hours after the army intercepted a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory....

Palestinian PM says Israel's unilateral measures could bring catastrophe to region

Xinhua 02 Feb 2023
1 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Wednesday warned that the unilateral measures of the Israeli government against the Palestinians would be "catastrophic" for the region ... Israel seized Palestinian territories in 1967 ... Palestinian PM says Israel's unilateral measures could bring catastrophe to region....

Why the violence between Israel & Palestinians may be entering a devastating new phase

The Siasat Daily 02 Feb 2023
While peace has long been elusive in the occupied Palestinian territories, there is a new dimension to the latest violence in the West Bank, which some observers believe could now spiral out of control ... With Abbas lacking any control over the new armed Palestinian groups and ......

Israeli jets strike Hamas site in Gaza after rocket fired

Castanet 02 Feb 2023
This is a locator map of Israel and the Palestinian Territories ... Last week, Gaza militants and Israel broke months of cross-border calm by exchanging rockets and airstrikes after Israel killed 10 Palestinians in a military operation in the West Bank ... Israeli-Palestinian violence has spiked in recent days as U.S....

Israeli army strikes Palestinian factions’ sites in Gaza

Anadolu Agency 02 Feb 2023
The Israeli army on Thursday bombed sites of Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, with no injuries reported ... There was no Israeli comment on the Palestinian comments ... The Palestinian Territories have witnessed rising violence following an Israeli military operation in Jenin last Thursday that left at least 10 Palestinians dead....

Israel: Collective Punishment against Palestinians

Human Rights Watch 02 Feb 2023
In January, Israeli forces killed 35 Palestinians, including 8 children, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Health Ministry ... However, Israel’s Supreme Court has consistently rejected the claim that the Israeli government’s practice of punitive home demolitions in Occupied Palestinian Territory amounts to collective punishment....

Israel steps up demolitions of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem

Arab News 02 Feb 2023
Yesh Din’s long-term monitoring of the results of police investigations into incidents of ideological crime committed by Israelis demonstrates the enduring systemic failures of the Israeli authorities to enforce the law on Israeli civilians who harm Palestinians and their property in occupied territory....

Amnesty urges Israel to dismantle 'apartheid system'

Middle East Monitor 02 Feb 2023
The Israeli occupation authorities "must dismantle the system of apartheid which is causing so much suffering and bloodshed" in the occupied Palestinian territories, ......

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