Inaccurate description of settlements in occupied West Bank by Toronto Star

Your article also describes the new right-wing government’s decision to authorize nine illegal settler outposts as a way to “expand its authority” in the occupied West Bank. This framing severely downplays the gravity of this decision. In fact, since 1967, Israel has established at least 132 illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory according to the Israeli Peace Now watchdog group. These settlements are in direct violation of the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, therefore constituting a war crime. Scandalously, Israel’s far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir’s response is that nine settlements are simply “not enough” and that he “want[s] much more.”