Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prompts outrage for accurately referring to Israel’s ‘occupation’ of Palestinian territory

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Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has described Israel’s presence in the West Bank as an “occupation”, in a marked deviation from the pro-Israel line taken by both Democratic and Republican parties. Israel has been occupying the West Bank territory since the 1967 Middle East war, according to the United Nations (UN), and most countries regard the continued building of Jewish settlements in the disputed territory as illegal.

Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prompts outrage for accurately referring to Israel’s ‘occupation’ of Palestinian territory

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