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  Palestinian territories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Palestinian territories are geographic areas in the Middle East captured by Israel in the Six-day War of 1967 whose status is pending the conclusion of negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Palestinian (and other) Muslims counter it in a variety of ways, such as by claiming that, according to their religious beliefs, God sent Islam to replace older religions as the final Word thus replacing previous covenants, or sometimes claiming that since Ishmael was firstborn, he should inherit the promise together with Isaac.
Third, the Palestinians argue that their claims to the land would be much more amenable were it not for Israel's establishing of "facts on the ground" since 1967, which included land confiscation and building of Jewish settlements or separation barriers on land previously owned by Palestinians and making these lands off-limits to them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Palestinian_territories   (2737 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Palestinian territories
The term "Palestinian territories" is used by mainstream Western journalists as a collective name for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip - two disputed territories in Palestine.
The term "Palestinian territory" is often obfuscated for political reasons — centrally that Israel naturally does not want to unilaterally compromise its own interests by politically legitimizing any Palestinian claims to land within the boundaries of Israel.
Westerners sympathetic to the Palestinians often dismiss this claim as religious and therefore without force in a modern international dispute; the Palestinians themselves counter it in a variety of ways, such as by claiming that since Ishmael was firstborn, he should inherit the promise.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Palestinian_territories   (1792 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2001: Israel, The Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Palestinian Authority ...
Palestinians faced widespread discrimination in employment, while foreign workers were especially vulnerable to exploitation by employers and labor contractors.
Palestinians passing through Israeli checkpoints were frequently subjected to harassment, physical abuse, and even torture by Israeli soldiers and police.
Close to one thousand Palestinian prisoners participated in a month-long hunger strike in May, protesting arbitrary treatment by prison officials, substandard prison conditions, prohibitions on family visits, use of solitary confinement, poor medical care, and Israel's refusal to release all the categories of prisoners specified in its agreements with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
www.hrw.org /wr2k1/mideast/israel.html   (2788 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Country Update: The Palestinian Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The most significant factor in the decline in the Palestinian economy that has led to a worsening of the humanitarian situation, is thus the closure of roads and movement restrictions throughout the occupied Palestinian territories.
Palestinians residing in border areas, areas identified by Israel as security zones, and areas targeted for Jewish colonies have been displaced in order to prevent the establishment of contiguous Palestinian built-up areas, and to create territorial contiguity between Jewish colonies and link them to the territory of Israel (BADIL November 2002).
The Israeli government stated that the objectives of operations in the Palestinian Territories were to arrest or kill Palestinian militants and seize their weapons.
www.reliefweb.int /w/rwb.nsf/480fa8736b88bbc3c12564f6004c8ad5/377a8dc37d82f4fec1256d9400334607?OpenDocument   (4139 words)

 Remarks With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas After Their Meeting
Palestinians voted last month for a president who ran on a platform of democratic reform, a negotiated settlement to the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians and an end to violence.
I have to believe that what the Palestinian people were responding to is the opportunity to have their children grow up in an environment of peace and opportunity and that is what the president won his election on.
President, you have been able to attain a cease-fire agreement by the Palestinian factions, and you have repeatedly confirmed during you election campaign the need to stop the militarization of intifada and on the Palestinian’s willingness to participate in the political process with the Israelis.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2005/41934.htm   (2626 words)

 PCHR Weekly Reoprt
Ten Palestinians, including 2 children, one of whom was mentally disabled, were killed by IOF that launched a wide scale offensive on Khan Yunis on 30 and 31 December 2004.
Following coordination between IOF and the Palestinian liaison, a Palestinian ambulance moved to the area and evacuated the victim's body to the hospital at 22:30.
A Palestinian schoolchild, 17-year-old Iman Mahmoud Saidam, was seriously wounded by a live bullet in the abdomen, when she was going back home from her school, nearly 1000 meters away from the border.
www.pchrgaza.org /files/W_report/English/2005/06-01-2005.htm   (5595 words)

 Population Resource Center
Israel and the Palestinian Territories comprise the 10,278 square miles between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
Palestinian infant mortality rates, at 26 deaths per 1,000 live births, are almost five times higher than those of Israel, 5.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.
Palestinians were most likely to be employed in services (66%) and industry (21%), while Israelis tended to work in a wider range of sectors, led by services (31.2%), manufacturing (20.2%) and finance and business (13.1%).
www.prcdc.org /summaries/palestineisrael/palestineisrael.html   (715 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Country profiles | Country profile: Israel and Palestinian territories
Former Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, the candidate of the Fatah faction, won the January 2005 poll to replace the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Mr Abbas established contacts with left-wing Israelis in the 1970s, and was the main Palestinian architect of the 1993 Oslo accords, which led to the foundation of the Palestinian Authority.
Palestinian media outlets were badly damaged by Israeli military operations in the wake of the second intifada.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/803257.stm   (1499 words)

 "Occupied Territories or Disputed Territories?"
Yet, Palestinian spokesmen also speak about Israeli military action in Area A as an infringement on Palestinian sovereignty: If Israel "invaded Palestinian territories," then they cannot be regarded as "occupied"; however, if the territories are defined as "occupied," Israel cannot be "invading" them.
The last international legal allocation of territory that includes those strategic zones of what is today the West Bank and Gaza Strip occurred with the 1922 League of Nations Mandate for Palestine which recognized Jewish national rights in the whole of the Mandated territory.
Describing these territories as "Palestinian" may serve the Palestinians' political agenda but prejudges the outcome of future territorial negotiations that were envisioned under UN Security Council Resolution 242.
www.jcpa.org /art/brief1-1.htm   (914 words)

 Palestinian National Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This assembly is the emanation of the political choice of the inhabitants of the Palestinian autonomous territories from West Bank and Gaza.
Under Palestinian law, if the President dies or becomes incapacitated, the speaker of the Legislative Council becomes head of the Palestinian Authority for an interim period until new elections are held.
A Palestinian Constitution Committee was endorsed with the task of drafting a text in November 1999 and Nabeel Shaath was appointed its Chairman.
www.pna.gov.ps /Government/gov/palestinian_legislative_council.asp   (741 words)

 Center for Economic and Social Rights | Occupied Palestinian Territories
Palestinians have been faced with a form of double repression - both from Israel and from their own nascent government.
In November 1998, CESR and its partner Palestinian and Israeli human rights organizations submitted two reports, Israeli Jurisdiction in Palestinian territories and Israeli Violations of Palestinian Human Rights to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
In the spring of 2003, CESR partnered with Palestinian environmental NGOs to document violations of the human right to water in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza and presented a report to the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
cesr.org /palestine   (1113 words)

 PCHR Weekly Reoprt
A Palestinian woman, Raiqa Mansour Tabasi, 60, was wounded by a live bullet in the left shoulder when she was inside her house.
A Palestinian child, 5-year-old Ahmed Mohammed al-Bashiti, was seriously wounded by a live bullet that entered the back and settled in the chest when he was on the roof of his house.
The number of Palestinian communities, which lack elementary schools is 14 out of 19 communities located to the west of the wall, while 17 communities lack secondary schools.
pchrgaza.org /files/W_report/English/2004/09-12-2004.htm   (5084 words)

 Israel/Occupied and Autonomous Palestinian Territories: West Bank Barrier causes serious humanitarian and legal problems
Where it deviates from the "Green Line" into occupied territory, the Barrier deprives thousands of Palestinian residents of adequate access to basic services such as water, health care and education, as well as sources of income such as agriculture and other forms of employment.
The Palestinian communities situated between the "Green Line" and the Barrier are effectively cut off from the Palestinian society to which they belong.
The problems affecting the Palestinian population in their daily lives clearly demonstrate that it runs counter to Israel's obligation under IHL to ensure the humane treatment and well-being of the civilian population living under its occupation.
www.icrc.org /Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList4/F06BB484D900B227C1256E3E00324D96   (394 words)

 Human Rights in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: New World Outlook, September/October 1999 Issue on ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Many Palestinians live with the daily fear that their trees will be uprooted or that the land on which the trees are planted will be confiscated or that the house near the trees will be bulldozed.
At the end of April, LAW--the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment--reported that, since the signing of the Wye Memorandum, an estimated 6847 acres of land had been confiscated, of which 3787 acres were seized in the first three months of 1999.
Palestinian residency rights now depend on applicants' proving that their "center of life" is in the city.
gbgm-umc.org /nwo/99so/israel.html   (2198 words)

 Palestinian Descent into Chaos - article by Daniel Pipes
As Palestinian security forces have fragmented and dissolved, armed groups of unknown identity have taken their place, using strong-arm tactics against a hapless population.
As explained by the Washington Post, "the Palestinian Authority is broke, politically fractured, riddled with corruption, unable to provide security for its own people and seemingly unwilling to crack down on terrorist attacks against Israel." One unnamed Fatah member estimates that 90 percent of gang activity is carried out by Palestinian Authority employees.
Cox News Service notes that, "as the disorder spreads, Palestinian intellectuals and politicians are increasingly looking past Israel as the usual scapegoat and admitting they share a part of the blame." National Public Radio quotes a Palestinian saying that the PA is in trouble "because many people are being killed or kidnapped or robbed.
www.danielpipes.org /article/1965   (713 words)

 Israel's dissection of Palestinian territories continues unabashed
The layout of the settlements on the West Bank map is designed to cut the territory up from north to south and from west to east, in order to forestall any possibility of establishing a really viable and contiguous Palestinian state, a state like any other.
Seven per cent of the territory of the United States of America is more than the whole giant state of Texas.
That is a big slice of territory, about 20 per cent of the West Bank, and would cut the West Bank off from any contact with the world.
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk /uavnery115.htm   (1450 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Middle East and Northern Africa : Israel, Occupied Territory, West Bank and Gaza Strip

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