Misleading description of occupied West Bank by Toronto Star

This article again describes the occupied West Bank as “lands the Palestinians seek for a future state.” Your article also suggests that Israel “captured” the West Bank in 1967. Referring to the West Bank in this way obscures the reality that it is territory, occupied militarily by Israel, that all UN resolutions and international peace agreements reserve for a Palestinian state. This is not an opinion but a matter of a settled consensus at the international level, as confirmed by the United Nations Security Council, the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, and the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israel’s military occupation of these Palestinian territories is critical context for interpreting the nature of, and motivations behind, the new far-right government’s plan to expand illegal settlements.