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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Parkour brings youngsters a taste of freedom in Gaza

Arab News 28 Jan 2021
Using crutches, Palestinian Mohamed Aliwa leaps from one ... But even the easiest jump carries risks, and that is why Jihad Abu Sultan, 32, opened what he says is the “first parkour academy in the Palestinian territories,” with the support of French sporting goods giant Decathlon....
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Former Israeli army spy recruited by Labour should feel right at home

Dissident Voice 28 Jan 2021
They are then threatened into collaborating with Israel’s military authorities against fellow Palestinians ... Anti-Palestinian stance ... For many years, scholars have been noting how Israel has turned the occupied Palestinian territories into a giant and lucrative laboratory in which it battle-tests weapons and military equipment for export....
photo: UN / Paulo Filgueiras
File - Javad Zarif, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addressing the Security Council at UN Headquarters in New York.
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Israel, America and the Iranian nuclear deal crisis

Middle East Monitor 28 Jan 2021
The first relates to the two-state solution and Biden's apparent opposition to Israel's imposition of facts on the ground unilaterally in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially settlement construction and any legal change in the status of these territories which is a threat to "two states" ... .......
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GIZ to top up salaries of returning and diaspora experts

Ghana Business News 28 Jan 2021
Share this with more people! ... The GIZ’s PMD is present in 22 countries – Ghana, Albania, Cameroon, Colombia, Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco, Serbia, Ukraine, Tunisia, Senegal, Peru, Palestinian territories, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Nepal, Kosovo, Georgia, Ethiopia, and Ecuador ... Source. GNA. Share this with more people!. 2021-01-28 emmakd .......
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UN calls on Israel to provide Palestinians with coronavirus vaccines

Press TV 27 Jan 2021
Stressing that the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the occupied Palestinian territories, the UN official said the cost of lives and livelihoods there remain high, particularly in the Gaza Strip. Israel has injected more than 2.5 million people in the occupied territories with ......
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UN calls on Israel to help make vaccines available to Palestinians

The Jerusalem Post 27 Jan 2021
... priority needs of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to support COVID-19 vaccine availability more generally.  ... Cooperative Israeli-Palestinian efforts to combat the pandemic in the Palestinian territories have been lauded, including by the UN. ....
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U.S. set to renew Palestinian ties

Arkansas Online 27 Jan 2021
The international community considers both areas to be occupied territory, and the Palestinians seek them as parts of a future independent state ... To pursue this goal, Mills said, "the United States will urge Israel's government and the Palestinians to avoid unilateral steps that ......
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Israeli, Palestinian elections chance for peacemaking - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 27 Jan 2021
Elections taking place in Israel and in the Palestinian territories at the same season is a golden opportunity for genuine leaders to break through the dead-end of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process....
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U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians and renewed aid to refugees

Hartford Courant 27 Jan 2021
The international community considers both areas to be occupied territory, and the Palestinians seek them as parts of a future independent state ... To pursue this goal, Mills said, “the United States will urge Israel’s government and the Palestinians to avoid unilateral steps that ......
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Will the Palestinian Election Decree Produce Actual Elections?

The Washington Institute 27 Jan 2021
According to a December poll conducted in both territories by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, 34 percent of respondents would vote for Hamas and 38 percent for Fatah ... would likely deepen the ongoing Palestinian legitimacy crisis rather than resolve it....
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UN Arab Group calls for renewed momentum to break deadlock in Middle East Peace Process

Urdu Point 27 Jan 2021
In this regard, the Arab Group condemned Israel’s recent announcement that it will build thousands of settlement units in the Occupied Palestinian Territory ... conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, which have worsened due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....
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US announces restoration of relations with Palestinians

Decatur Daily 27 Jan 2021
The international community considers both areas to be occupied territory, and the Palestinians seek them as parts of a future independent state ... To pursue this goal, Mills said, "the United States will urge Israel's government and the Palestinians to avoid unilateral steps that ......
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Palestine extends official invitation to Islamic body to observe Palestinian elections

China.dot.org 27 Jan 2021
Nasser said on Sunday that Palestine extended invitations to the European Parliament and the European Union to observe the Palestinian elections ... The last legislative elections held in the Palestinian territories were in late 2006 when the Hamas movement won a majority....
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