Talk:Palestinian territories

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Recent reverts[edit]

@Malik Shabazz: I decided to go through this article because it is a bit of a mess, tbh. I agree that the problem is that "someone" objected and I added an additional objector to the references for that para.I think two objectors is sufficient,is it not? This issue is also addressed later in the article, I might add them together later on. As for the redlink, if you do not believe that it was a redlink please go back and check, it was (a mistyping, I think). In addition, I amended what was there because the whole point of many of my edits (first para of lead refers) is to show that the name Israeli-occupied territories (to which you have now linked) is NOT the correct name for these territories. Please consider restoring my changes.Selfstudier (talk) 10:09, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

No reason to reconsider. There are some situations in which the passive voice should be used instead of the active voice, but this isn't one of them. And if "territories" is good enough for the title of the article, it's good enough to use here. — MShabazz Talk/Stalk 13:33, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Linking to Hamas Wiki[edit]

I've noticed that there is no link to the Wikipedia entry on the organization Hamas, despite the fact that the Hamas page declares that, "[Hamas] has been the de facto governing authority of the Gaza Strip since its takeover of that area in 2007."

Surely the group that is considered the de facto governing authority of the Palestinian territories should have a link to their Wiki when mentioned here. If I could add the link myself I would, but I am unable to due to this page's protected status. Timgrubermiller (talk) 07:53, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Done. Should have been wikilinked anyway regardless of the governance thing, just overlooked I guess.Selfstudier (talk) 11:20, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Requested move 4 November 2019[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: No consensus. (non-admin closure) Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:48, 20 November 2019 (UTC)



Palestinian territoriesPalestinian territory – Before 1999, the UN and the majority of international organizations frequently referred to the Palestinian territories but this has changed over time as described (with sources) in the article lead, the customary usage now being "Occupied Palestine Territory" (OPT or oPt in short form). A current example of this usage is given in this 2016 UN document, "United Nations Country Team Occupied Palestinian Territory" which includes the following definition at page 9:

“Palestine”, “State of Palestine”, “occupied Palestinian territory”: In this report the terms “Palestine”, the “State of Palestine” and “occupied Palestinian Territory” have been used interchangeably depending on context. Specifically the term “occupied Palestinian territory” refers as a whole to the geographical area of the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

Apart from the usage by the UN, the EU and the ICJ already mentioned in the lead, the term is also used, for example, by Oxfam, WHO and Amnesty. A google search on the term will reveal multiple primary and secondary usage. Selfstudier (talk) 15:23, 4 November 2019 (UTC)Relisting. DannyS712 (talk) 12:38, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
Oppose - It is called Palestinian territories in reliable sources. Interstellarity (talk) 03:13, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

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Egyptian “occupation” Jordanian “rule”[edit]

In the lead it says: The Gaza Strip and the West Bank had been occupied by Egypt and Jordan, respectively, since the 1948 war until 1967. Can anyone think of a way to phrase this (without being too wordy for a lead) that can encapsulate Jordanian governance as rule and not occupation? Previously it said the territory’s had been “ruled” by Jordan and Egypt....I changed to “occupy to get rid of hypocrisy in regards to Egyptian “rule” vs Israeli “occupation”..,I didn’t want to change lead and make too wordy is why I did not act “boldly” here. Any recommendations appreciated. Zarcademan123456 (talk) 01:09, 28 April 2020 (UTC)