Calls made to the Palestinian territories will carry their own designation, rather than appearing on AT&T bills as calls to Israel.


AT&T Inc. is putting its official stamp on the West Bank and Gaza by changing its phone bills, a move driven more by economics than politics.

Long-distance charges for dialing the Palestinian-run lands will carry their own designation rather than appearing as calls to Israel.

The company also is raising the rates sharply for calling the West Bank and Gaza, citing the rising fees AT&T needs to pay other carriers in that region to connect calls.


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