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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Japan’s Motegi considers visit to Palestinian territories and Israel in August

Arab News 22 Jun 2021
Japan’s Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu is considering visiting the Palestinian territories and Israel in August to help cement the ceasefire agreement in the region and encourage ......

Violence Against or Obstruction of Health Care in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in 2020

Reliefweb 22 Jun 2021
... care in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in 2020, compared to 226 incidents in 2019....

Islamic Jihad: All resistance forms must be activated in West Bank to deter Israeli settlers, forces

Press TV 22 Jun 2021
Settlers raze more land in West Bank as Israel intensifies Judaization drive in Palestinian territories ... More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds....

Letters to the Editor Tuesday, June 22

The Daily Gazette 22 Jun 2021
I am not anti-Semitic to criticize the oppressive military occupation of Gaza by Israel nor the discrimination of Palestinians within Israel ... At the current time, 600,000 Jewish Israelis are living in new settlements on occupied Palestinian territory ... Peace can only be achieved when there is justice for both Palestinians and Jewish Israelis....

Can yoga heal trauma among Palestinians, Lebanese?

Al Jazeera 22 Jun 2021
Farashe teachers regularly visit the Amari refugee camp to the east of Ramallah to teach Palestinians there yoga ... On the coast of the Palestinian territories, at a distance that could be covered in mere hours by car, lies the besieged Gaza Strip, which has witnessed several bouts of relentless bombings by the Israeli military....

Israeli settlers hold flag marches in occupied West Bank

Anadolu Agency 22 Jun 2021
On Thursday, Israeli settlers circulated calls on social media to protest by waving Israeli flags against what they said was the failure to carry out demolition orders for Palestinian homes in the so-called C area of the West Bank ... agreement is reached with the Palestinians....

India’s Foreign Policy from Israel to Myanmar: U-Turn is Troubling

Yahoo Daily News 22 Jun 2021
Despite that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the West Bank in February 2018 was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the Palestinian Territories ... Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem and in Israel’, to probe alleged crime during the Gaza conflict....

My Turn: An unexpected conversation with an Israeli diplomat

The Recorder 22 Jun 2021
The day after my recent My Turn on these pages addressing the latest Israeli/Palestinian mess, I received an email from the secretary of the newly appointed Israeli Consul-General to New England ... If the Palestinians were the victims of genocide, we agreed, they wouldn’t be alive to shoot rockets or launch incendiary balloons into Israel....

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - June 22, 2021

Anadolu Agency 22 Jun 2021
Dozens of Israeli settlers forced their way into the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday, according to a Palestinian agency ... Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya al-Sinwar on Monday warned Israel against continuing its years-long blockade of the Palestinian territory ... ....

Raisi era will move Iran closer to Russia and China

Asiatimes 22 Jun 2021
Today, the challenge for the US is Iran’s presence at the borders surrounding the Zionist regime and dismantling the illegitimate influence and presence of America from West Asia; the Islamic Republic’s defense of Palestinian fighters at the heart of the occupied territories; and ......

Clashes renewed in Sheikh Jarrah amid back-to-back Israeli provocations

Press TV 21 Jun 2021
Israeli forces and Palestinian youths engage in fresh clashes in the holy occupied city of al-Quds’ Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood amid resumption of incessant Israeli provocations there and elsewhere throughout the Palestinian territories ... deadly war on the territory last month....

Exports resume from Gaza as Israel eases blockade

Urdu Point 21 Jun 2021
The crowded Mediterranean territory, ... On Sunday, the Israeli military body that administers civilian affairs in the Palestinian territories, COGAT, said it will allow the "limited export" of farm produce from Gaza....

Naftali Bennett and mystical Jewish nationalism: Part 1

The New Arab 21 Jun 2021
Gush Emunim no longer exists, but its influence over several political movements persists today and has led directly to the continued appropriation of the 'Land of Israel' in the territories conquered since 1967, and its corollary, the expulsion of Palestinians from those territories....

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