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U.S. refers Golan Heights as 'Israeli-controlled' instead of usual 'Israeli-occupied' in annual report


Devdiscourse News Desk washington dc United States
Updated: 13-03-2019 22:16 IST
U.S. refers Golan Heights as 'Israeli-controlled' instead of usual 'Israeli-occupied'  in annual report

A separate section on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, areas that Israel captured along with the Golan Heights in a 1967 Middle East war, also did not refer to those territories as being "occupied" or under "occupation". Image Credit: IANS

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 on Wednesday.

A separate section on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, areas that Israel captured along with the Golan Heights in a 1967 Middle East war, also did not refer to those territories as being "occupied" or under "occupation".

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United States

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