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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The ‘Greater Israel’ claim is a paper tiger

Cleveland Jewish News 03 Oct 2023
Although many media, progressive politicians and some Jews describe Judea and Samaria as “occupied Palestinian territory,” that itself is aspirational, since the Palestinians have no legal status therein ... leaving almost 60% of this ancient territory unpopulated or underpopulated....

New Zealand’s ruling Labour Party commits to recognize state of Palestine

Press TV 03 Oct 2023
A former Mossad chief admits that the Israeli regime is enforcing an apartheid system in the occupied Palestinian territories ... The leaders of Latin American countries have called for the establishment of a free Palestine and an end to the Israeli violence in the Palestinian territories....

Israeli coalition lawmakers fight back after PA claims Area C ‘part of Palestine’

Cleveland Jewish News 03 Oct 2023
Members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition on Tuesday pushed back against claims by the Palestinian Authority that Area C of Judea and Samaria forms an “integral part of the state of Palestine,” stressing that the Jewish people have a “natural, historical and legal right” to the disputed territory....

Advisory opinions and wasting time for Palestinians

Middle East Monitor 03 Oct 2023
... and notes that UN member states have a duty to refrain from actions that aid Israel to maintain its occupation of Palestinian territory....

Saudi Soccer Team Spurns Iran Match Over Slain General Busts

Beijing News 03 Oct 2023
The Saudi team did not take to the field because of busts of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who commanded Iran's elite Quds Force before he was killed in a U.S ... As well as the insurgents in Yemen, Soleimani also aided Shiite militias in Iraq, the Lebanese Hezbollah, and fighters in Syria and the Palestinian territories ... .......

Israel forces Palestinian family to tear down their houses in al-Quds

Press TV 02 Oct 2023
Israeli forces storm neighborhood in Tira, demolish Palestinian homes ... More than 700,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and al-Quds ... Over the past months, Israel has also ramped up attacks on Palestinian towns and cities throughout the occupied territories....

Palestine sets up ministerial committee to confront Israeli settlement expansion in West Bank

Xinhua 02 Oct 2023
"The committee aims to support the existence of the Palestinian residents in area C by imposing our sovereignty over the area and improving urban life in the territories," the statement said. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye was quoted as saying in the statement that ......

Iranian FM: Infanticide characteristic of Israeli regime

Press TV 02 Oct 2023
Over the past months, Israel has ramped up attacks on Palestinian towns and cities throughout the occupied territories. As a result of these attacks, dozens of Palestinians have lost their lives and many others have been arrested. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed this year in the occupied Palestinian territories and Gaza....

Israeli forces injure Palestinian school children in West Bank raid

Press TV 02 Oct 2023
The Palestinian Ministry of Education has suspended classes in the village of Burqa due to the injury of a child in a raid by Israeli forces into a school ... In recent months, Israeli forces have also demolished a number of schools across the occupied Palestinian territories....

1,100 Israeli settlers under regime protection intrude into al-Aqsa Mosque

Press TV 02 Oct 2023
At the same time, police attacked, beat up and forcibly removed at least two Palestinian women and a man who were worshipping at the mosque, the report said ... Separately, Israeli forces detained at least 15 Palestinians during a series of raids across various parts of the occupied territories....

Israel tightens security around Al Aqsa as settlers enter compound

The National 02 Oct 2023
Dozens of Israeli Jewish settlers broke into the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday morning under the protection of Israeli police, according to the Palestinian Wafa news agency ... Israeli authorities typically close border crossings from the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank during holidays....

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