Washington Post Omits Context and Facts on "Occupation"

(CAMERA) Sean Durns - An Aug. 5, 2019, op-ed in the Washington Post entitled "Why are Democrats Afraid to Say Israel is Occupying the West Bank?" leaves out essential information. Criticizing the July 22 demolition of Palestinian buildings near Jerusalem, the writer omits that their construction began after 2014, even though a 2011 edict prohibits construction within such a short distance of the security barrier. The demolition of 12 buildings under construction - only some of which were occupied by a total of 15 people - only occurred after seven years of legal proceedings and a ruling by Israeli courts. Nor does the writer note that Palestinian leaders have been given numerous opportunities to end the "occupation" and they've declined to do so every single time, including in 2000, 2001 and 2008.

2019-08-08 00:00:00

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