New York Times Corrects: Settlements are not on “Palestinian territory”

The New York Times has again corrected language that prejudicially assigned disputed land in the West Bank to the Palestinians. 

After a Feb. 24, 2021 story by Times correspondent Patrick Kingsley referred to “Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the newspaper corrected its language.

This is the second time in a year that CAMERA prompted the New York Times to correct language that suggested Palestinian ownership of disputed territory in the West Bank, and specifically in the territory’s Area C, which is not governed by the Palestinian Authority.

The Feb. 25 correction to Kingsley’s piece reads: “Because of an editing error, an article on Wednesday about the sale of vaccines by Israel to other countries referred imprecisely to the West Bank. The land is occupied by Israel. The Palestinians want it for a future state but do not have sovereignty over it.”

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