Biden administration resumes use of ‘Occupied Territories’

State Dept. Spokesman Ned Price: ‘Is the West Bank occupied? Yes’
by Staff
April 2, 2021

US State Department spokesman Ned Price has said that Israel’s “occupation” of Judea and Samaria is a “historical fact.” At a daily briefing, Price said: “It is a historical fact that Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights after the 1967 war. That’s precisely why the 2020 Human Rights Report uses that term in the current context of the West Bank. It has been the longstanding position of previous administrations of both parties over the course of many decades.” “Do we think that the West Bank is occupied? Yes,” he added…On Tuesday, the US State Department published its annual report on human rights violations, referring to Judea, Samaria, Gaza, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as territories “occupied” by Israel. READ MORE

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