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  6/9/2014, Sivan 11, 5774

PA Summons Australian Diplomat Over Eastern Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) foreign ministry on Sunday summoned Australia's diplomatic representative in protest of Canberra’s dropping the term "occupied" when referring to eastern Jerusalem, AFP reports.

"The Palestinian foreign ministry summoned the Australian representative Thomas Wilson over the recent comments by the Australian attorney general asking to stop referring to east Jerusalem as occupied territories," said a ministry statement quoted by the news agency.