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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New York mayor candidate calls Israel an 'apartheid' state

The New Arab 17 Apr 2021
Dianne Morales, a former non-profit CEO, has criticised Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and spoken out against sponsored trips to Israel ... Morales joins several other progressive Democrats who have in recent years expressed fierce condemnation of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories....
photo: AP / Mahmoud Illean
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Israel arrests 3 Palestinian electoral candidates trying to hold news briefing in East Jerusalem

Sina 17 Apr 2021
The Palestinians insist that they want to hold the general elections to elect a new parliament and a new president in all Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Palestinians in East Jerusalem participated in the last presidential and legislative elections held in 2005 and 2006....

Mahmoud Abbas to address J Street conference

The Jerusalem Post 17 Apr 2021
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ... J Street confirmed this week that it was backing a bill in Congress that would seek oversight to ensure that Israel is not spending US assistance on detaining Palestinian minors, destroying Palestinian homes or annexing territory....

Hamas urges pressure on Israel over elections

Anadolu Agency 17 Apr 2021
Palestinian group Hamas on Saturday called on the international community to put pressure on Israel to ensure that elections are held in the Palestinian territories ... The Prisoner’s Day is celebrated by Palestinians on April 17 of every year to demonstrate their solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails....

The 'real' apartheid

Middle East Monitor 17 Apr 2021
"The fact that Jews can't enter into 'Palestinian territory'," she claimed, "I reject that some places are dangerous for me to enter because I AM A JEW." ... "This road leads to Palestinian village the entrance for Israeli citizens is dangerous." ... Israel mandates this, not Palestinians....
photo: AP / Maya Alleruzzo
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‘Lives gone’: Palestinians mark Prisoner’s Day

Al Jazeera 17 Apr 2021
On April 17 of each year, Palestinians commemorate Palestinian Prisoner’s Day to express their loyalty to those imprisoned for defying Israel’s occupation, and as a reminder to the international community of their legitimate struggle for freedom ... Since the beginning of 2021, Israeli authorities have arrested nearly 1,400 Palestinians....

Zionist Warplanes Strike Gaza Again

Kayhan 17 Apr 2021
The regime claimed the strikes were in response to attacks launched from the besieged territory on the occupied lands. It also claimed the projectile set off rocket sirens in Sderot, Ibim and Nir Am in southern parts of the occupied territory ... Arabic-language Palestinian Wafa news ......

US manipulating international bodies as much as possible to get its own way: Pundit

Press TV 17 Apr 2021
He went on to say that former US president Donald Trump imposed sanctions against ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda after she declared the launch of an investigation into Israeli war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories....

Exposing the long reach of social media manipulation

Irish Independent 17 Apr 2021
Surveillance capitalism always puts profit before people ... York claims Facebook has continually turned a blind eye to state-sanctioned Israeli violence in the Occupied Territories. The social networking service consistently labels Palestinian online activists as terrorists continually blocking their content and political views, York writes ... Expand ... / ... ....

Grapevine, April 18, 2021: A lifetime of service

The Jerusalem Post 17 Apr 2021
During his service as a lieutenant in the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories unit, he worked as an intermediary between the IDF, the Palestinian Authority, the UN, and many nongovernmental organizations that operate in the West Bank....

Biden’s foreign policy: New administration, old missteps - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 17 Apr 2021
Trump imposed sanctions on her and her team over her decisions to investigate the US and Israel for alleged war crimes, in Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories, respectively ... Biden’s missteps on Iran, the Palestinians and international organizations are jeopardizing ......

Covid-19 deaths pass three million worldwide

RNZ 17 Apr 2021
The number of people who have died worldwide in the Covid-19 pandemic has surpassed three million, according to Johns Hopkins University ... While Israel has distributed 119 doses per 100 people, just 2.81 doses per 100 have been given in the Palestinian territories, recent data from Our World in Data at Oxford University showed ... - BBC. ....