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


(JTA) — A jewelry store at Paris Orly airport apologized 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 Center’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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