US Deletes “Palestinian Territories” From Website

The Times Of Israel reports:

The US State Department has removed the “Palestinian Territories” from its website’s list of countries and areas in the Middle East, sparking an uproar among Palestinian officials. The current version of the website only mentions Palestinians on its page for Israel, in the context of the Trump administration’s peace efforts.

Archived versions of the State Department’s website during the tenure of former US president Barack Obama as well as from earlier administrations included the “Palestinian Territories” in its “Near Eastern Affairs: Countries and Other Areas” page and offered extensive information on the West Bank and Gaza.

It was not immediately clear when the listing was removed. The State Department denied any change in policy.