CAMERA Prompts Independent Correction on Legality of Occupation

After communication with CAMERA staff, the Independent amended an article that had wrongly claimed the international community views Israel’s “occupation” of eastern Jerusalem as “illegal.”

The Dec. 1 story, “Donald Trump expected to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday,” had claimed,

Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967 and subsequent occupation of the area is still considered illegal by the United Nations.

The current version, revised as of Dec. 8, omits the charge about the occupation:

Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967 and the subsequent establishment of settlements is still considered illegal by the United Nations. 

The Independent did not alert readers to the revision, though most journalistic guidelines call for such a notification.
 
For more details about the legal status of occupations, see CAMERA’s post about a correction on this point by The New York Times.

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