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UK defends calling Jerusalem Old City part of ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’, by Raphael Ahren (TOI via EoZ)

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Jun. 21, 2018

Ambassador Quarrey says official itinerary for Prince William’s visit ‘consistent with years of practice by British governments’

The British ambassador to Israel on Thursday defended describing Jerusalem’s Old City as being part of the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” in the itinerary for Prince William’s upcoming visit to Israel and the West Bank.

“All the terminology that was used in the program was consistent with years of practice by British governments. It’s consistent with British government policy,” David Quarrey said.

The royal itinerary, published last week by Kensington Palace, raised some eyebrows in Israel, as it indicates that the palace considers the Old City to be Palestinian territory occupied by the Jewish state.

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