lundi 22 mai 2017

White House Map of Israel Omits Palestinian Territory, Golan Heights

La carte d'"israel" par la Maison Blanche omet le territoire palestinien, les hauteurs du Golan

US President Donald Trump. (Photo: Youtub, file)

Just days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s official visit to the occupied West Bank and Israel, the White House released a map on Friday of Israel with the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Golan Heights omitted from the map.

While Israel occupied the territories in 1967, Israel extended Israeli law to the Golan Heights, but does not claim sovereignty in the West Bank – though many right-wing Israeli lawmakers continue to advocate the West Bank’s annexation and consider illegal settlements built on Palestinian land part of Israel.

“I hope this is just ignorance and not policy,” Israel’s ultraright Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said, according to Israeli media outlet Ynet, in response to the map, adding that she continued to have high hopes that Trump would fulfill his campaign promise and move the US embassy from T...

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