Wednesday 16 October 2019
News ID: 64231
Publish Date: 13 March 2019 - 21:50

OCCUPIED AL-QUds (Dispatches) -- The U.S. State Department changed its usual description of the Golan Heights from "Israeli-occupied" to "Israeli-controlled" in an annual global human rights report released Wednesday.
Tel Aviv has been lobbying U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize the regime’s sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, which it captured in 1981.  A separate section in the report, on the West Bank and Gaza Strip – areas that Israel also seized in 1967 – also did not refer to those territories as being "occupied" or under "occupation."

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