U.S. changes from "Israeli-occupied" Golan Heights to "Israeli-controlled"

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March 13, 2019 17:36
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The US 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."

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