Paris duty free store sorry for calling Tel Aviv airport ‘occupied Palestine’

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Paris duty free store sorry for calling Tel Aviv airport ‘occupied Palestine’

Royal Quartz/Galeries Lafayette store in the French capital said Ben Gurion was not part of Israel

Ben Gurion Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall
Ben Gurion Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall

A jewellery store at Paris Orly airport apologised for describing Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport  as being located in “Occupied Palestine Territories.”

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 not located in disputed territories.

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 Wisenthal centre’s director for international relations, Shimon Samuels, complained to Lemoine about the incident. Lemoine said in his letter to Samuels that his firm’s software editor and provider, CEGID.

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