Paris store says Ben Gurion Airport is in 'occupied territory'

Jewelry store at Paris Orly airport apologizes for describing Ben Gurion Airport as being located in “Occupied Palestine Territories”.

Elad Benari, Canada ,

Ben-Gurion International Airport
Ben-Gurion International Airport
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A jewelry store at Paris Orly airport apologized for describing the Ben Gurion Airport in Israel as being located in “Occupied Palestine Territories”, JTA reported on Friday.

In October, a receipt given to an Israeli couple who purchased an item at the Royal Quartz/Galeries Lafayette store said Ben Gurion was in occupied “Palestine.” The airport is located in the city of Lod, southeast of Tel Aviv.

Arthur Lemoine, the director-general of the Galeries Lafayette watch division, said on Friday that steps will be taken to address the mistake.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s director for international relations, Shimon Samuels, complained to Lemoine about the incident, according to JTA.

French authorities recently suspended their insistence on special labeling for Judea and Samaria products following a lawsuit alleging that the practice is discriminatory.

The European Commission in 2015 issued guidelines for labeling products from Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and neighborhoods of Jerusalem liberated during the 1967 Six Day War.

The EU insists its directive to label “settlement” products is not a boycott.

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