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February 8, 2012 11:06 am

Delta Airlines No Longer Flies From “Occupied Palestinian Territory”

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Delta Airlines Boeing 737. Photo: wiki commons.

Arutz Sheva – Is Ben Gurion Airport on “occupied” land? That is what Deltas Airlines said – until legal activists gave Delta a lesson in geography – and law.

A reader pointed out to Arutz Sheva that Delta Airlines’ frequent flyer program website on the Middle East includes, among others,  Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and  Occupied Palestinian Territory.

The table “effectively Delta says that if you want to fly from Occupied Palestinian Territory to another place, you need a certain number of miles,” wrote the reader. Ben Gurion Airport is occupied in Lod, within the temporary 1949 Armistice Lines that changed after to include the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria after the Six-Day War in 1967.

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