There are eight criteria accepted by the international community used to determine whether an entity is an independent country or not. A country need only fail on one of the eight criteria to not meet the definition of independent country status. Palestine and I shall consider either or both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in this analysis does not meet all eight criteria to be a country; it fails somewhat on one of the eight criteria. Has space or territory that has internationally recognized boundaries boundary disputes are OK.
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Israel’s 2 top int’l law officials take on ICC: Is Gaza ‘occupied’? - The Jerusalem Post
Gaza and the West Bank are claimed by the de jure sovereign State of Palestine. The territories of Gaza and the West Bank are separated from each other by Israeli territory. Both fell under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority ,  but Gaza has since June been governed by Hamas , a Palestinian fundamentalist militant Islamic organization  which came to power in free elections in It has been placed under an Israeli and US-led international economic and political boycott from that time onwards. In , the United Nations Country Team UNCT in the occupied Palestinian territory warned that the Gaza Strip might not be a "liveable place" by  and as of , Gaza suffered shortages of water, medicine and power, a situation exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis. According to Al Jazeera "19 human rights groups urged Israel to lift its siege on Gaza".
Israel’s 2 top int’l law officials take on ICC: Is Gaza ‘occupied’?
A look at the issues surrounding the two regions. The West Bank is located to the west of the Jordan River. It is a landlocked territory, bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel to the south, west and north. The Gaza Strip, on the other hand, is a small boot-shaped territory along the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Israel.
The announcement by Mohammed Dahlan came a day after Abbas' government managed to deliver 2, vaccines to Gaza and appeared to be aimed in part at embarrassing the Palestinian president. Dahlan, a former senior member of Abbas' Fatah party, has lived in exile in Abu Dhabi since falling out with the Palestinian president in Dahlan was subsequently sentenced in absentia to three years in prison over alleged embezzlement.